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Jeffrey D Zimmerman

Jeffrey D Zimmerman

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Federal Crime

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About Me

For over 15 years, Jeffrey Zimmerman has devoted his career to providing vigorous representation for individuals facing a broad range of criminal charges. A member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars, his practice is focused in federal and state courts in the Washington, DC metropolitan area at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Zimmerman has a strong track record of earning favorable dispositions for clients, including acquittals, dismissals, and significantly reduced charges and sentences. He believes in getting out in front of any investigation or criminal matter and aggressively seeking to cut off potential prosecutions prior to arrest and formal charge. He counsels individuals who are under investigation by police or federal law enforcement, as well as those who have been subpoenaed to testify before grand juries.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
    20 years
  2. Federal Crime: 33%
    20 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 33%
    20 years



Hourly ($425-475/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marina Medvin

    Jeff can move mountains in a courtroom. He is just amazing to watch. Highly experienced, quick witted, exceptionally knowledgable, and vibrant. I recommend him for all cases.


    Marina Medvin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Smith & Zimmerman, PLLC

108 N. Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA, 22314


DCActive 199705/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199503/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Virginia Super LawyersVirginia Super Lawyers2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSmith & Zimmerman, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Jeffrey D. Zimmerman1998 - 2011
AssociateLaw Office of Marvin D. Miller1995 - 1998
Adjunct ProfessorAmerican University School Of Law1995 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersChair, Social Media Committee2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-Chair, Membership Committee2013 - 2014

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United States v. Mohammed Sani AbachaN/A
Settlement of Third Party Claims in Criminal Forfeiture CaseN/A
Return of Funds Seized at FedEx FacilityN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
American University International Law ReviewU.S. Department of State v. Ray: The Distorted Application of the FOIA's Privacy Exemption to Repatriated Haitian Migrants1993

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Oberlin CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Forensic ConferenceSnackChat: Twitter Basics in 20 Minutes2014
Alexandria Bar Association SeminarIntroduction to Criminal Forfeiture2014
Alexandria Bar Association SeminarRocket Course on the Rocket Docket: Federal Criminal Practice in Alexandria2013