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Ann Zimmerman
Ann Zimmerman

Senior Mediator

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Ann Zimmerman

Ann Zimmerman, Salina, Kansas, loves to mediate. She has mediated over 1000 cases — for families and children, victims and offenders, workplaces, probate, higher education, small claims, discrimination and attorney fee disputes. She facilitates public issues forums and business personnel conflicts. Mediating since 1988 when she graduated from Harvard Law School, Zimmerman is a licensed attorney and state-approved mediator. She has served on the Kansas Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Advisory Council and is past president of Heartland Mediators Association and of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Kansas Bar Association. She is a founder and leader of Salina Initiative for Restorative Justice. Also a graduate of Kansas State University in Elementary Education, she is an elected member of Salina Public Schools Board of Education, serves on the Salina League of Women Voters board, performs nationwide as an award-winning singer-songwriter, has taught preschool Sunday School, and operates a horse-boarding stable with her husband.

ADR Experience

Ann Zimmerman has spent the past three-plus decades mediating over 1000 cases in a vast array of circumstances.


Communication is essential to resolving and managing interpersonal conflict. Communication is easier, and sometimes only possible, with the help of an effective mediator. Ann Zimmerman is a highly-experienced, effective mediator. Life is better when conflicts are resolved.


Juris Doctorate, Harvard Law School, 1988
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Kansas State University, 1979.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Criminal
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Government
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Parenting Coordinator



Fees and Provisos

Contact Ann Zimmerman for fee information.

ADR Training

  • Harvard Law School mediation and negotiations training
  • Ongoing training, 6-12 hours per year since 1988


  • 2018 Women of Achievement Award for Service to the Community
  • 2022 Carol Foreman Medal of Civility - Kansas Women Attorneys Association

Professional Associations

  • Salina Initiative for Restorative Justice (SIRJ)
  • Heartland Dispute Resolution Association (HDRA)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section, KBA
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association (KWAA)
  • Kansas Bar Association (KBA)
  • Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
  • Notary Public - State of Kansas