Richard F. Zimmerman, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys
5656 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: 225-888-8888
Fax: 225-926-1202
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Richard Zimmerman is an attorney with McKernan Law Firm, a plaintiffs' personal injury firm located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His primary focus is personal injury litigation with an emphasis on commercial motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Zimmerman shows dedication to each one of his cases and reflects the firm's core conviction that by helping injured people, he is serving justice.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, Mr. Zimmerman went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2007. He is licensed to practice in Louisiana and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.

Since joining the firm after graduating from law school, Mr. Zimmerman has recovered more than $25 million for his clients, and many of his trials have been featured in legal publications. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group that is limited to trial attorneys who have won verdicts or settlements of more than $1 million for their clients. Mr. Zimmerman was also inducted in the prestigious National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 under 40 organization in 2012.

Mr. Zimmerman is an active member of several professional groups, including the American Bar Association, the bar associations for Louisiana and Baton Rouge, and the American Association for Justice. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. An avid fisherman, hunter and LSU football fan, he manages the Cypress Point Hunting Lodge in Clayton. He and his family are active members in their church.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

About Richard F. Zimmerman, III

Admitted: 2007, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2007
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2007
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2007


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • One of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • One of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Educational Background

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, B.S.


  • $1,750,743.12 - my client was struck head-on by a company truck., 2019
  • $1,576,547.18 recoverd for client that was side-swiped by an 18-wheeler causing herniation of the spine, and an annular tear., 2020
  • $1,700,000.00 T-bone wreck causes multiple facial fractures, pelvic fracture, and leg fracture
  • $832,000.00 Client was involved in a 18-Wheeler crash and suffered neck and back injuries
  • $625,000.00 Rear-end accident results in disc injury
  • $480,000.00 Client suffered compression fracture in lumbar spine with possibility of future surgery
  • $2,525,000.00 Client suffers aggravation of back injury which resulted in two back surgeries
  • $1,000,000.00 18-Wheeler crash causes herniated discs in neck which results in neck surgery
  • $750,000.00 Rear-end wreck with minor property damage causes aggravation of pre-existing back injury which resulted in back surgery
  • $495,000.00 Pedestrian struck by commercial vehicle suffered broken wrist and herniated discs in neck
  • $5,000,000.00 18-Wheeler wreck causes multiple herniated discs resulting in neck and back surgery
  • $1,000,000.00 Dump truck crash causes herniated discs in neck and back; client undergoes neck surgery
  • $800,000.00 Husband and wife suffer neck and back injuries in rear-end wreck
  • $500,000.00 Client suffered back injury in 18-Wheeler crash
  • $429,000.00 Client suffered a non-surgical injury to his back in 18-Wheeler crash
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Office Location for Richard F. Zimmerman, III

5656 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: 225-888-8888

Fax: 225-926-1202

Last Updated: 10/3/2020

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