Since 2000, Ronald S. Zimmer has been a strong advocate and powerful voice for his clients, striving to protect their rights. He understands that for them it's not just a case, but their very lives are in turmoil.
His tough, sharp approach to litigation coupled with his dedication to his clients has enabled him to best achieve his clients' goals and safeguard their interests, whether he is dealing with complex matrimonial issues, custody cases, or other family law matters.
Mr. Zimmer sincerely believes that communication with his clients plays an important role in understanding their needs and the key to providing the best possible legal representation.
Mr. Zimmer provides a high level of personal attention and communication, involving his clients in every important legal decision that impacts their lives. He is a dedicated advocate who will stand by your side through every step of the legal process.
He will pursue the most efficient legal course to achieve the best possible outcome, from effective bargaining and negotiations to skilled trial advocacy as a last resort.
Ronald S. Zimmer was born on Long Island in 1971 and has been a life long resident of New York.
As an attorney, Mr. Zimmer is committed to bringing his expertise, understanding and enthusiasm to bear for his clients. Due to his extensive legal experience, Mr. Zimmer brings a great depth of knowledge to every case he handles.
He is a zealous advocate in representing and protecting the rights of his clients.
Mr. Zimmer attended Stony Brook University, and graduated with a B.A. in 1993. He went on to attend the Touro College Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center, where he received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in June 2000.
Mr. Zimmer was admitted to the New York State Bar in December 2000.
While attending law school, he interned for the Department of Probation at the Courthouse in Central Islip, acting as a trial advocate obtaining Orders of Protection for those in need.
From 1997 through December 2000, Mr. Zimmer worked in the field of matrimonial law, writing hundreds of successful motions presented before the Court. In May of 2001, Mr. Zimmer founded the Law Firm of Ronald S. Zimmer.
Mr. Zimmer's area of expertise is focused on matrimonial and family law, including extensive trial practice, as well as Appellate practice, civil litigation and criminal defense.
Throughout his career, Mr. Zimmer has worked with VIBS (Victims Information Bureau Service), and the Long Island Women's Coalition for efforts in protecting the rights of battered and abused women.
He has volunteered his time with the dinner committee and legal resource council of VIBS helping to raise funds in the pursuit of ending domestic violence against battered and abused women.
Mr. Zimmer actively works on modest means panel cases referred by the Suffolk County Bar Association and is also a member of the Suffolk County 18-b Family Court Panel of Attorneys.
His clients include bankers, police officers, firemen, teachers, nurses, and housewives. Throughout is career, Mr. Zimmer has developed a strong record of success that is recognized not only by his clients but by his fellow attorneys as well.
Associations and awards
Mr. Zimmer is a member in good standing of the Suffolk County Bar Association (1999-present) and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York, as well as being admitted in the Federal Circuit Courts, Federal Court of Appeals for the U.S. Armed Forces, United States Court of Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Zimmer has received awards for outstanding trial advocacy as well as exceptional service to the community.
Mr. Zimmer is a strong proponent of giving back to the community he is such an integral part of. He believes that it is his obligation to support and help his community and to be of service however possible.
It was in this vain that Mr. Zimmer became a member of the Suffolk County Auxiliary Police in 2003.
The SCAP is a community-based group of highly trained volunteers under the wing of the Suffolk County Police Department, whose primary function is to assist police officers at scenes requiring police presence, provide patrols in marked police cars to reduce the incidents of crime and vandalism, traffic control, and to provide security or crowd control at parades, marathons, and other community events.
After a four-year period as an Auxiliary Patrolman in the Fourth Precinct, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Ms. Otto graduated top in her class and received a B.A. magna cum laude from Adelphi University with a dual major in Psychology and Business Management and Communications. While attending Adelphi, Ms. Otto received numerous schoolastic honors, including Dean's list every semester, EDO Scholarship, Adelphi Scholarship for Continued Schoolastic Achievement every year and the prestigious David Newton Award for Academic Excellence.
Ms. Otto received her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.
Philosophy and Experience
Thorough, fearless and always available to answer her client's questions, Ms. Otto brings a practical approach towards what is often stressful situations. Ms. Otto utilizes this approach to all of her cases which involve Matrimonial and Family Law issues of child custody, equitable distribution, and support issues both pre and post judgment. Ms. Otto has focused her area of practice to Matrimonial and Family Law, civil litigation, and criminal defense. Ms. Otto has a the unique ability to display compassion while guiding her clients though the toughest of times, while remaining a fierce litigator in the courtroom and a shrewd negotiator.
During her final year in law school, Ms. Otto worked as an extern at Nassau County Supreme Court Matrimonial Center for the Honorable Ruth Balken and the Honorable Eileen Stack. Ms. Otto also worked for a prestigious matrimonial law firm in Garden City, New York.
After her admission to the Bar, Ms. Otto was an Associate Attorney with Gold Benes Law Firm.
Association and Awards
Ms. Otto is a member of the New York State Bar Association, as well as the Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations.
Ms. Otto is admitted to pracrtice law in the State of New York, 2nd Department, as well as the United Stated Supreme Court.