Debbie L. Zimmerle

I was born and raised in Chapel Hill, Tennessee where I attended Forrest High School. I was blessed to be raised by parents who stayed together. These days, our family is the minority.

Everyone has heard the statistic that nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. That statistic is actually more overwhelming in the South.

Though divorce should be the last resort to a marriage in trouble, there are often circumstances where it is simply unavoidable. In those instances, I strive to make the transition for my client as smooth as possible. I keep that same goal for all of my family law cases.

No person chooses to be faced with a decision that lands them in court. Be it a divorce, child custody issue, or otherwise, rarely are people pleased to be facing the legal system. It can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. I strive to bring a calm mind to a hectic and emotional time in your life by helping you maneuver through your case. My goal is to educate my clients about the law so that they can make informed decisions regarding their best interests and their children's best interests. It is everyone's desire that their issues be handled with as little conflict as possible. However, when the need arises, be it due to an emergency or an unreasonable adversary, I fight tirelessly and aggressively with my clients.

Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law 2011
University of Tennessee at Martin 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Philosophy
Forrest High School 2004

Recipient of Sam Nailing, Jr. Pre Law Award 2008, University of Tennessee at Martin
Awarded Department of Business Academic Award 2008, University of Tennessee at Martin

American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Young Lawyer's Division - District 11 Representative
Marshall County Bar Association - Treasurer

Licensed to practice in Tennessee 2011

Municipal Court Judge, Town of Chapel Hill

Areas of Practice
Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • DCS Matters
  • Orders of Protection

Estate Planning

  • Last Will & Testament
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Advance Care Plan