Hello and welcome to Valentine, Zimmerman & Zimmerman, P.A. We are a Kansas law firm practicing collection law and creditor-side bankruptcy.
       The Federal Trade Commission has noted in its 2007 Annual Report that it "recognizes that the timely payment of debts is important to creditors and that the debt collection industry offers useful assistance toward that end." It should be no surprise that we agree with that position and strive daily to provide "useful assistance" to our entire community - creditor and consumer alike - to keep costs low by ensuring debts are repaid.
       If you're a consumer who has gotten one of our collection notices or has been sued by us, it's understandable that you might be upset. We ask simply that you work with us and give us an opportunity to help you meet your obligations.

Thomas A. Valentine

Thomas A. Valentine

    Mr. Valentine earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wichita State University in 1966 and his Juris Doctorate from Washburn Law School in 1969.
    Prior to his collections work in private practice, Mr. Valentine was a Captain in the Army and served in Vietnam as an attorney for USRV, VOMA.
    Mr. Valentine is admitted to practice in Kansas and the Federal District Court for the 10th Circuit. He is also licensed to practice in the Prairie Band-Pottawatomie, Kickapoo, and Sac and Fox Tribal Courts in Kansas.

    Professional associations include:
  • Founding President, Consumer Credit Counseling Service in Topeka
  • Past President & Member, Kansas Credit Attorney Association
  • Member, Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council
  • Member, Kansas Judicial Council
  • Member, Shawnee County Bench & Bar Committee

Angel R. Zimmerman

Angel R. Zimmerman

    Ms. Zimmerman graduated from Emporia State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Washburn Law School in 2006.
    Angel has been active in the collection industry since 1990 when she began as a clerk for a collection law firm in Emporia, Kansas. After graduating and moving to Topeka, she began working in collections for Mr. Valentine in 1992. Angel has a broad understanding of debt collection having handled every role in a collection firm from phone collector to trial litigator.
    Ms. Zimmerman is licensed to practice in Kansas and the Federal District Court for the 10th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Professional associations include:
  • President, Kansas Bar Association Law Practice Management Section
  • Chair, Topeka Bar Association, Law Day Committee
  • Member, Washburn Law School Board of Governors
  • Member, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys SCBC
  • Member, Kansas Credit Attorney Association

Larry N. Zimmerman

Larry N. Zimmerman

    Mr. Zimmerman is a 1992 graduate of Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. He later earned his Juris Doctorate from Washburn Law School in 2000.
    Larry began working in the collections industry as a computer consultant assisting with the Shawnee County District Court EFiling Committee. Though a practicing attorney, Mr. Zimmerman is still active in computerization issues of the collection industry including case management systems, electronic court filing, and disaster preparedness.
    Mr. Zimmerman is licensed to practice in Kansas and Nebraska, the Federal District Court for the 10th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also licensed to practice in the Prairie Band-Pottawatomie, Kickapoo, and Sac and Fox Tribal Courts.

    Professional associations include:
  • Chair, Kansas Credit Attorney Association Legislative Committee
  • Vice President, Kansas Bar Association Law Practice Management Section
  • Columnist, Kansas Bar Association Journal
  • Adjunct Professor, Washburn Law School
  • Member, Kansas Supreme Court E-Filing Committee

Jennifer R. Hays

Jennifer R. Hays

    Ms. Hays obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Kansas in 2003. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Washburn Law School in 2006.
    Jennifer's collection experience began in Alabama where she worked while her husband trained for deployment with the Judge Advocate General. She travels extensively appearing in courts throughout Kansas and coordinates efforts with attorneys outside Kansas.
    Ms. Hays is licensed to practice in Kansas and the Federal District Court for the 10th Circuit.

    Professional associations include:
  • Past President, Kansas Credit Attorney Association
  • Board Member, Women Attorney Association of Topeka
  • Member, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • Member, American Collectors Association - Member Attorney Program
  • Member, Kansas Women Attorney Association

Notice

This is a communication from a debt collector in an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose.