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Lawrence Jason Zimmerman

Lawrence Jason Zimmerman

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Criminal Defense

About Me

Mr. Zimmerman was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and grew up in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Florida, the home of the Florida Gators and graduated in the 1994 with a degree in Political Science. During his tenure at the University Florida, Mr. Zimmerman worked in the office of a local Congressman.

After graduation, Mr. Zimmerman attended 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. Upon graduation in 1998, Mr. Zimmerman moved to Atlanta, Georgia to sit for the bar exam. In June of 1999, after working for a local attorney in Marietta for six months, Mr. Zimmerman decided to open his own practice. He has remained a sole practitioner ever since.

Mr. Zimmerman remains very active in numerous Georgia campaigns including but not limited to the Georgia Supreme Court, both the Cobb County Superior and State Courts and the 2007 Georgia campaign for Lieutenant Governor. In addition, Mr. Zimmerman has held many leadership positions as a longtime member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has been the Educational Committee chair (responsible for the continuing education of fellow lawyers), Computer Committee chair, Regional Vice-President and currently he is the co-chairperson for the Membership Committee. Also, he has provided his time to different charitable organizations including the Cobb County American Cancer Society in which he is this year's Silent Auction Committee Chairperson.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Federal Crime: 50%
    17 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

49 total 

  • Brian Christopher Ross

    I've known Lawrence for many years and he has always been a very dedicated and passionate advocate for his clients. I worked for Lawrence while in law school and later had cases against him while I was a Senior Assistant. District Attorney in Fulton County. He's a very hardworking, skilled, and knowledgeable attorney which is exemplified in his results. I would recommend him, without question.


    Brian Ross Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Jason Michael McLendon

    I wholeheartedly endorse Lawrence Zimmerman. I have known Lawrence for more than a decade. He is a knowledgeable and respected attorney in the legal community who works tirelessly for his clients.


    Jason McLendon Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lawrence J. Zimmerman

1800 Peachtree Street. Suite 300
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30309



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199808/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Strikeforce Award for Defending Member/LawyersGeorgia Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers2015
Life MemberGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Lawrence J. Zimmerman, P.C.1999 - Present
AssociateTrauffer & Associates1998 - 1999
InternRhode Island Public Defenders Office1997 - 1998
InternMiami Dade Public Defenders Office1996 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersParliamentarian2016 - 2016
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-Chair Strikeforce Committee2015 - 2016
Marietta Lawyer's ClubMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember Legislative Committee2007 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMembership Committee2005 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atlanta RegionChairperson2003 - 2006
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atlanta RegionVice President2001 - 2003
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atlanta Region, Computer CommitteeBoard of Directors1999 - 2001
Cobb County Bar AssociationsMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mortgage FraudDismissal
State v. WigginsReversal
State v. M.O.Not Guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Seminar Material-GACDLIssues Regarding Ineffective Assistance of Counsel2015
Federal Defender SeminarThe Bureau of Prisons2011
Law Review CLEHandling Your First DUI Case2011
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Newsletter - The DefenderTransitioning Your State Law Practice to Federal Law Practice2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
St. Simons Spring SeminarForensic Science2015
Question and Answers with StudentsKSU Paralegal Criminal Justice Class2015
Speaker Spring Fling 2011Tips and Objections on Pre-Sentence Interviews in Federal Court2011
Law Review CLEPracticing Federal Criminal Defense2011
Law Review CLEHandling Your First DUI2011
Chairperson Fall 2011 Brasstown Valley SeminarCriminal Defense2011
Firearms and Legal Issues with Concealed Weapons and Self-DefenseCarrying Concealed Weapons Law and Self-Defense Law2007
Speaker Fall 2006Transitioning Your State Law Practice to Federal Law Practice2006
Chairperson Winter Seminar 2006Criminal Defense2006
Chairperson Fall Seminar 2004Criminal Defense2004
Handling Probation Revocation HearingsProbation Revocations2001
Chairperson Winter Seminar 2001Criminal Defense2001