Kimberly S. Zellmer, J.D., is an attorney and an advocate for research on Batten disease, a rare childhood neurodegenerative disorder that has affected her own family. In 2002, she was appointed to serve on the Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society. Currently, Ms. Zellmer is a member of the board of directors and vice president of the Batten Disease Support and Research Association headquartered in Columbus, Oh. Ms. Zellmer's law firm in Kansas City, Mo., works with private charitable foundations and estate planning. She also assists families in creating trusts, guardianships and life plans for children with Down syndrome and other medical conditions, and for adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, cancer and other serious illnesses. Ms. Zellmer received her law degree from the University of Missouri. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, and several civic organizations.
Last Modified January 24, 2012