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Joel Craig Zimmerman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tinley Park, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1982
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2015

About Joel

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Choosing an attorney to handle your legal matter is a very important decision. You have to consider a number of factors including the experience level of your attorney, the attorney's style of handling legal matters and the level of personalized client service that is offered.


Whether you are dealing with family law, real estate, personal injury, medical malpractice or workers' compensation, our law firm can help you. At Joel C. Zimmerman & Associates, L.T.D., located in Tinley Park and Chicago, Illinois, our law firm offers experienced legal services. For more than 25 years, Joel Zimmerman has provided legal representation for clients.


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In our family law practice, our law firm understands that the manner in which matters are resolved can affect you and your children far into the future. So often, lawyers make mountains out of molehills. By that, we mean that attorneys frequently create unnecessary litigation, which ultimately costs clients more money. Whether you are involved in adivorce or child custody dispute, our Tinley Park family law attorneys take the time to get to know our clients so that we can distinguish between the issues that require litigation and those that can be settled. This approach saves our clients money and provides clients with a more efficient and effective legal experience. However, we want to advocate and litigate contested matters that are necessary without compromising our clients' best interests.


In our real estate practice, our law firm brings a wealth of knowledge to our clients as Joel Zimmerman is also a real estate broker and a former tax attorney. His vast experience in these areas makes our law firm an excellent choice to assist with your real estate needs.


Finally, our law firm also handles personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. In each of these areas, our firm, along with our co-counsel firms, takes an aggressive stance fighting for the compensation that you deserve.


Our law firm offers personalized services that address the individual needs of each client. Some of the keys to our individualized services include:


  • Free initial consultation
  • We get to know our clients
  • We take the time to address client needs and concerns
  • We provide continuity in representation — the same attorney is used throughout your case
  • We promptly return client phone calls within 24 hours
  • We are committed to keeping you involved and informed about your case


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Joel C. Zimmerman & Associates, Ltd
18400 Maple Creek Dr Ste 900
Tinley Park, IL, 60477-3029


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Posted by Jon | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joel is the absolute best! He handled a very complicated family law matter for me.
Posted by Jennifer | December 20, 2014
Experienced, Trusted, and Reasonable
Joel is a true advocate and if you hire him you can expect the highest quality of represenation. As fellow family law attorney, I have had cases where Joel was representing the other party. He is a worthy opponent. Whether he is negotiating a settlement or taking a case to trial, Joel can work cooperatively with other lawyers or be aggressive in the courtroom when necessary. Joel is reasonable and will give it to you straight and won't run up a huge bill. You can't go wrong with hiring him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2014
Very to the point and trustworthy
I was very impressed with the knowledge that Mr.Zimmerman had in comparison to my previous lawyer. When any issue arose, I was given a detailed explanation of what my options were and they were addressed immediately. Whether I liked it or not, I was given the truth and that saved time and money!! I would recommend Joel to anyone that needed an attorney.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015.

Censure issued in IL, 2015
updated on 04/06/2015

Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • President
  • Joel C. Zimmerman & Associates, L.T.D
  • 1987 - Present
  • Tax and Corporate Attorney
  • The Law Office of Phillip Goldstick
  • 1986 - 1987
  • CPA/Tax Attorney and Family Law Attorney
  • The Law Office of Richard Colombik
  • 1984 - 1987
  • CPA/Tax Attorney
  • Laventhol & Horwath
  • 1982 - 1984
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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Olympia Fields County Club
  • Board of Governors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Centennial Court Homeowner's Association
  • Officer/Board Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Olympia Fields Country Club
  • Board of Governors
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is an excellent attorney who is not afraid to tackle the tough cases. I have worked with Joel on many cases that other lawyers would not accept, and I have seen him achieve very good results for his clients. Joel is a zealous advocate for his clients, and is fearless in the court room. In addition to being a great advocate, Joel is one of the most accessible attorneys that I have ever worked with. Evenings and weekend work are a regular part of Joel's work schedule. He answers his calls and emails, and offers common sense solutions to difficult questions. For those reasons and more, Joel has been a successful practitioner in Chicago and the surrounding counties for decades."
Divorce and separation

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Tinley Park Divorce and separation Lawyer Joel Craig Zimmerman
Joel Craig Zimmerman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tinley Park, IL
Licensed for 40 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details