Lawrence J. Zimmerman

Board of Directors, Director, First Term, Class of 2024

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Lawrence Zimmerman has represented those accused of serious crimes for over two decades both in the state and federal courts. He has acquitted people of crimes ranging from murder to rape and reversed convictions in the appellate courts. He attended University of Florida undergraduate school and then went to law school at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he is a trusted legal analyst for several Atlanta news stations and a regular on CourtTV. He has been quoted in many newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Miami Herald to name just a few. He has been on the AJC’s “Breakdown” Series podcast several times. He has been featured on the front page of the Daily Report, which is Georgia’s only legal newspaper for lawyers many times. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Anderson Cooper, CBS Morning News, CNN, HLN, NPR, and he is mentioned in ABC news anchor Amy Robach’s book “Better.” He is co-executive producer of a new podcast that was released in the summer of 2020 titled “Racket, Inside the Gold Club.” As GACDL President from 2020-2021, he worked closely with the trial courts, Supreme Court, and multiple government agencies to help address problems in the criminal legal system and come up with solutions during the statewide judicial emergency including helping to craft a pandemic handbook issued by GACDL. Since 2015, he has worked as outside counsel for the Atlanta Falcons security team.

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