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Lawrence J. Zimmerman was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and grew up in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Florida and graduated in 1994 with a degree in Political Sciene. Mr. Zimmerman then attended and graduated from the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island.

While in law school, Mr. Zimmerman clerked in the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office, and in the Providence, Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office where he learned first-hand the strategies and tactics used by prosecutors.

Upon graduation in 1998, Mr. Zimmerman relocated to Atlanta and passed the Georgia bar exam. In June of 1999, after working for a local law firm in Marietta, Mr. Zimmerman founded his private practice defense law firm. He has earned a stellar reputation for being an expert defense strategist and trial lawyer with an exceptional track record of success.

His criminal defense expertise is why he is a trusted legal analyst for local and national news programs. He has been quoted in many newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Miami Herald and other well known print news organizations. He has been on the AJC’s "Breakdown" Series podcast several times and Vinnie Politan’s Legal Insanity. He has been featured on the front page of the Daily Report, which is Georgia’s only legal newspaper for lawyers, six times.

One of his cases was featured in the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Anderson Cooper, CBS Morning News, CNN, HLN and he is mentioned in ABC news anchor Amy Robach’s book "Better." He is a Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)(1,800 members) Life Member, GACDL President-Elect 2019, and chair for both the GACDL Lawyer Assistance and Media Relations committees.

He also worked as an outside legal consultant with the Atlanta Falcons security team from the 2015 to 2017 football seasons. In 2017, he was one of several lawyers, along with the news anchors, who received an Emmy Award for their Dream Team segments on NBC’s 11 Alive. He received the prestigious Gideon’s Promise Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights for his pro bono work for the man accused of setting the catastrophic I-85 fire. In 2020, he served as president of Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Why Hire Lawrence Zimmerman?

When the Stakes are High, You Need Expert Criminal Defense

Anyone charged with a crime needs a defense attorney with the criminal defense experience to strategically manage your case. This includes having foresight into potential obstacles that may arise. Defense attorney Zimmerman has the experience and legal instincts to provide exceptional legal representation. He uses a 360-degree approach to develop an aggressive strategy to counter even the best prosecution effort. In fact, if you read client reviews on AVVO.com, his clients cite his ability to execute a successful defense with a fierce dedication to getting them through a difficult situation.

Attorney Zimmerman’s has a reputation among local lawyers and prosecutors as a top Atlanta sex crime lawyer. For this reason, other sex crimes lawyers often call him to collaborate on their most challenging cases.

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We hired Lawrence to help us fight a serious false allegation. Someone seeking retribution claimed I sexually assaulted someone. My life was turned upside down. Lawrence and his team were the calm in the midst of chaos. He worked hard, stayed in constant contact, and ultimately won our case. ...

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Lawrence is an extremely hard worker who makes the client feel like the center of his world when they’re dealing with a major personal crisis. Working on your case, he’s very proactive and goes on the offense to get things resolved for his clients. And again, available anytime and keeps you informed every step of the way...

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Mr. Zimmerman saved my son from a serious charge of molestation and statutory rape. He was able to get the charges dropped, with no arrest record. He is a very qualified attorney, and will use his legal knowledge to fight for justice for you. I highly recommend him....

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