Ann Ziegler


Title: Attorney/Author

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Ann Ziegler, Attorney/Author, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in writing and editing.

Ms. Ziegler has spearheaded a successful career in the fields of law and writing for more than 30 years. In her most recent endeavors, she is mostly focused on writing, which has been a top passion throughout her life. Before earning a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston in 1984, Ms. Ziegler earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Montana, Missoula. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Fort Wright College/Holy Names (now Heritage University). In addition to practicing law and writing, Ms. Ziegler has been involved in education. Early in her career, she was a course administrator for legal communications for the University of Houston. She also served on the faculty of the Southern Trial Skills Program at the National Institute Trial Advocacy.

Ms. Ziegler joined Dula, Shields & Egbert as an associate in 1984. She remained at this firm until joining Dow, Cogburn & Friedman, working as an associate until 1990. From 1990 to 2008, Ms. Ziegler provided her services as an associate of the Bankruptcy Section and Chapter 7 Trustee Representative of Hughes, Watters & Askanase, and from 2009 to 2010, she served as counsel of Nelson S. Ebaugh PC. In the years since, she has been a senior consultant with Third Coast Consultant and an investigator with District 4 of the Texas Supreme Court Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law. Furthermore, Ms. Ziegler volunteered with the Houston Police Department Juvenile Sex Crimes Unit from 2009 to 2013.

As a writer, Ms. Ziegler has been publishing work for nearly the entirety of her career. She was the coeditor of the Insurance Guide-Arts Nonprofits in 1993 and published “Basic Issues in Estate Planning-Representing the Artist” in 1994. In 1999, she came out with “Leading the Arts Nonprofit: Duties of Officers and Directors.” In 2000 and 2001, she guest edited special historical issues of Houston Lawyer, serving as the guest editor for the 40th Annual Issue in 2003. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Ziegler provided her services as the associate educator for Keeping Up With/Legal Trends. She has also written articles and served as the Editor-in-Chief of Houston Lawyer, as well as serving on the publication’s editorial board. In 2016, Ms. Ziegler coauthored “Preserving Electronic Evidence for Trial: A Team Approach to the Litigation Hold, Data Collection, and Evidence Preservation.”

Ms. Ziegler has been honored for her work with 2016’s Best Business Book of the Year from the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. She also received an award for Best Series of Articles for 2-Part Series on Bankruptcy Amendments. She currently serves as a board member of Mystery Writers of America-Rocky Mountain Chapter, and as a board member of Sisters in Crime. Ms. Ziegler has new a legal non-fiction book she is working on with Ross Leo of the University of Houston, Cyber Security Institute named “The Field Investigator’s Guide to Cyber Evidence.” On the fiction side, she is working on the first book in a mystery series. The working title is “Hobby of Corpses,” which was a finalist for the David Morell prize. She is also writing a book based on her adventures with a pro se litigant, a woman who is representing herself in court, and the working title for that is “100 Tips Lawyers Wished You Knew.” She hopes it will be published in 2019.

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