About Me

For the last 23 years, I have been privileged to work with families and children, especially the last fifteen years as the Juvenile Judge for Madison and Washington Counties.  Helping improve the lives of children has been one of the greatest honors of my life, and one I wish to continue.  Let's continue this important work together!

—Judge Stacey Zimmerman, Circuit Judge, Juvenile Division

Arkansas Juvenile Judge of the Year 2009-2010

Awarded by Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Arkansas Juvenile Judge of the Year 2006
Awarded by CASA of Arkansas

Professional Experience:

Circuit Judge, Juvenile Division, Madison and Washington Counties, Elected in November 1998

Deputy Prosecutor, Washington County Juvenile Court, 1993-1998

Former volunteer attorney ad litem for children in Washington and Madison Counties

Appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee and served on the Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice, 1999-2005

Appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee and served on the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee, 1995-1998

Served as Special Judge for Benton County Juvenile Court

Private law practice in Fayetteville, 1989-1998

Licensed to practice law in both Arkansas and Texas


Master of Law degree, Agricultural Law, University of Arkansas, School of Law, May 1988

Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree with a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics,
Texas Tech University School of Law, December 1986

Bachelor of Science Degree, Agricultural Economics, graduated Magna Cum Laude, Texas Tech University, December 1983

Graduate, Tascosa High School, Amarillo, Texas, May 1981


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

National Association of Women Judges

Arkansas and Texas Bar Associations

Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice, 1995-2005

Washington County Bar Association, Past Secretary/Treasurer

Washington County Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Past Member

Annual National Juvenile Justice Conferences, Past Participant

Fayetteville Rotary Club, Past Member


Married, with one son