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Richard Zimmerman, III

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys - Baton Rouge
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Richard Zimmerman, III
Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys - Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge,

About Richard F. Zimmerman, III

Richard "Richie" Zimmerman, III, obtained his law degree from Louisiana State University in 2007. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts as well as the U. S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Richie's desire to become a trial lawyer and be in the courtroom developed during law school while working as a law clerk for Lewis Unglesby. Upon graduating, Richie joined Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys and hit the ground running. Since 2008, Richie has obtained verdicts and settlements for his clients that total more than $40,000,000.00. Richie's cases have been featured in legal publications numerous times, documenting the results he has obtained for his clients. At the age of 29, Richie was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. In 2012 and 2013, The National Trial Lawyers Association selected Richie to be named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyers. Richard F. Zimmerman, III

Some of Richie's most notable cases include:

$5,000,000.0018-Wheeler wreck causes multiple herniated discs resulting in neck and back surgery $3,500,000.0018-Wheeler crash leaves client with severe injuries to his neck, back, and shoulder $2,525,000.00Client suffers aggravation of back injury which resulted in two back surgeries $2,000,000.00T-bone crash causes severe neck injuries; client undergoes extensive neck surgery $1,700,000.00T-bone wreck causes multiple facial fractures, pelvic fracture, and leg fracture $1,250,000.00Wrongful Death claim when a pedestrian is hit by a passenger car $1,100,000.00Rear-end wreck causes back injuries that will need surgery in the future $1,000,000.00Dump truck crash causes herniated discs in neck and back; client undergoes neck surgery. $1,000,000.0018-Wheeler crash causes herniated discs in neck which results in neck surgery $832,000.00Client was involved in a 18-Wheeler crash and suffered neck and back injuries Richie is married to Leigh Buchanan Zimmerman and they have four children. They are active members of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. When not practicing law, Richie also enjoys boating, fishing, hunting (manages Cypress Point Hunting Lodge in Clayton, Louisiana), and of course LSU Football!

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 2007 U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2007 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2007 U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2007 U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2007


Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana J.D. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana B.S.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Professional Associations and Memberships

Louisiana Bar Association Baton Rouge Bar Association American Bar Association Louisiana Association for Justice American Association for Justice Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 under 40 Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016

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