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Texas Tech University School of Law
-Doctor of Jurisprudence

Texas Tech University School of Business
-Masters Business Administration

Abilene Christian University
-Bachelor of Science

Colossians 3:23-24


Matt Zimmerman’s passion for law has given rise to a family and civil law practice that addresses virtually every area affecting individuals and small businesses. With exceptional legal insight and expertise, Matt strives to touch lives positively and make a difference in people’s legal affairs.

Matt’s educational background, with dual degrees in jurisprudence and business administration from Texas Tech, equips him with a rare combination of skills. This duality enables Matt to approach each case not only as a legal expert but also as a skilled negotiator, understanding the nuances of both the courtroom and the negotiation table

Specializing in the fabric of family relationships, Matt weaves legal precision in the realms of divorce, custodial consensus, and familial harmony. His practice extends his expertise to the battlegrounds of probate and estate planning. An awardee of the Top 40 Under 40 in Family Law by the American Academy of Attorneys and a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Criminal Defense, Matt’s advocacy is often the turning point for our clients. His dual jurisprudence and business administration degrees from Texas Tech endow him with a unique duality – that of a legal strategist and an adept negotiator for life’s most private battles.

Selecting a lawyer can be frustrating and confusing. Knowing who to choose to best represent you for civil law, family law, divorce, guardian, or probate needs can be a difficult process. Work with a lawyer who ensures you’re heard, informed, and protected.

Matt handles all types of family law cases; divorce, child custody, alimony, and child support as well as probate. estate planning, and civil law. He also has extensive criminal defense and civil litigation court experience, as well as negotiation experience which is important when looking for a divorce or family law lawyer.

Mr. Zimmerman has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Award Recipient in Family Law by the American Academy of Attorneys. He’s also nationally recognized by  The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Criminal Defense. Each of the distinguished Top 40 under 40 members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience, and success held by only the best lawyers in America.

Review some of the results that Matt has attained for his clients here.


Matt Zimmerman was born and raised in Round Rock, Texas – (at that time a small town) north of Austin, Texas, and the city has been recognized annually for nearly 30 years as one of the most diverse and fastest-growing cities in the United States.

After high school, Matt was excited to pursue college baseball in Abilene at Abilene Christian University in 2003. He soon realized the greater potential in the College of Business Administration. Matt graduated with a double major in Finance and Accounting, and a minor in Bible, Missions, and Ministry from ACU in 2007.

However, when his college friends were preparing to become accountants, Matt left higher education to travel across the United States and Central America.

Matt Zimmerman, Attorney Profile

For three years after graduation, Matt lived in places like Antigua, Guatemala where he learned to speak Spanish. From there he moved on to Denver, Colorado, where he found out firsthand what it was like to work hard at a low-wage job, struggle to make rent, and miss Texas. In 2009 he returned to Round Rock working as an interim youth minister at his home church and decided to enter law school.

In the fall of 2010, he entered the Texas Tech University School of Law.  Matt graduated in December 2013 with another joint degree: a Juris Doctorate, and a Masters in Business Administration. His law school electives focused on trial law, real estate, oil and gas, and other civil litigation subjects.

After graduation, Matt spent time as a landman in Midland, Texas focused on real estate title research. After passing the Texas bar exam in 2014 Matt immediately jumped into the courtroom. In the years since being licensed, Matt has served as lead counsel and litigated hundreds of cases on subject matters that run the civil litigation gamut. He has also been lead counsel or co-counsel in dozens of jury trials. Matt Zimmerman has attained a level of expertise and success in multiple practice areas that few lawyers can match.

In 2018 Matt was nationally recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 for Family Law by the American Academy of Attorneys.

Two years later in 2020, Matt was again recognized as a Top 40 Under 40, this time by the National Association of Trial Lawyers.

Matt has qualified for placement on the Criminal Justice Act Panel of Attorneys. His extensive civil litigation experience has also qualified him to test for board certification in the areas of Family Law and Consumer Law. He has been admitted to the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Matt’s practice areas focuses primarily on Family Law, Probate, Guardianship, Civil Law, Personal Injury, and Contract Litigation.


Matt is also active in various community outreach programs and is among the most active family law lawyers in Abilene TX.



  • Advanced Family Law-State Bar of Texas Family Law Section 2023


  • Advanced Family Law-State Bar of Texas Family Law Section 2022


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