Richard F.  Zimmerman Jr.

Richard F. Zimmerman Jr.

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RICHARD F. ZIMMERMAN, JR. is a member of the Firm's Litigation Section. He has a broad litigation practice that includes various subject areas, such as corporate and business disputes, banking, securities, real estate, commercial paper, attorney and accountant malpractice, will contest and succession disputes, shareholder and partner conflicts, and personal injury cases.  Richard has been the lead trial attorney in numerous multi-million cases in both Louisiana and Federal courts, including representing the liquidator of an insolvent insurance company, the FDIC and the RTC in claims against directors of failed banking and savings and loan institutions, corporate officers and directors in breach of fiduciary duty cases, banks in lender liability cases, plaintiffs steering committees in class actions and mass tort suits, lessors and lessees in oil and gas royalty disputes, a telecommunications company in a case involving wireless personal communication services, individuals in estate and will litigation, businesses in insurance coverage cases arising out of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms, a marine construction company on insurance coverage claims arising out of storm damage to barges, and the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors in a claim against FEMA arising out of Hurricane Katrina.  In addition to handling litigation at the trial court level, Richard has handled appeals to most of the Louisiana courts of appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Casualty Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance and Coverage Disputes
  • Insurance Law
    • Professional Malpractice

EDUCATION & HONORS

Richard received his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1978. He graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1981, where he was Order of the Coif and served as Managing Editor of the Louisiana Law Review.

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Richard is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Richard has been a member of the Firm's executive committee for over 20 years. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers for commercial litigation in 2008 and 2009. 
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* 

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