Richard F. Zimmerman, III

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys
Richard F. Zimmerman, III
Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Louisiana since: 2007

Education: Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

5656 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Visit website


Richard “Richie” Zimmerman, III, is an attorney with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Zimmerman mainly handles the following cases: MVAs, trucking crashes, 18-wheeler crashes, commercial vehicle crashes, brain and spinal injuries, and wrongful death. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts as well as the U. S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 2008, he has obtained verdicts and settlements for his clients that total more than $135,000,000.00. Mr. Zimmerman's cases have been featured in legal publications numerous times, documenting the results he has obtained for his clients. 

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. His desire to become a trial lawyer and to be in the courtroom developed during law school while working as a law clerk for Lewis Unglesby. 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.

At the age of 29, Mr. Zimmerman was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Mr. Zimmerman was also inducted in the prestigious National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 under 40 organization in 2012 and received the recognition every year leading up to his 40th birthday.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2007, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $14,000,000.00 – Head-on collision with Box-truck causes a brain injury, broken arm, and disc injuries to neck and back 
  • $8,750,000.00 – 18-Wheeler crash causes brain injury as well as neck and back injuries
  • $8,415,000.00 – Bicyclist suffers severe back and pelvis injuries when hit by an SUV
  • $8,200,000.00 – Rear-end crash causes brain injury, inner ear injury, and enlarged an old herniated disc
  • $7,650,000.00 – 18-Wheeler crash causes mild brain injury, neck and back herniated discs
  • $6,790,000.00 – 18-Wheeler causes T-bone collision resulting in brain and spine injuries
  • $5,000,000.00 – 18-Wheeler wreck causes multiple herniated discs resulting in neck and back surgery
  • $3,500,000.00 – 18-Wheeler crash leaves the client with severe injuries to his neck, back, and shoulder
  • $3,000,000.00 – Texas 18-Wheeler crash causes neck and back injuries that required implanting a spinal cord stimulator
  • $2,550,000.00 – Rear-end wreck causes mother and daughter to suffer spine injuries that required surgery
  • $2,525,000.00 – Client suffers aggravation of back injury which resulted in two back surgeries
  • $2,250,000.00 – 18-Wheeler crash results in herniated discs that required surgery
  • $2,000,000.00 – T-bone crash causes severe neck injuries; client undergoes extensive neck surgery
  • $1,750,000.00 – Rear-end crash causes mild brain injury and herniated discs in the neck
  • $1,700,000.00 – T-bone wreck causes multiple facial fractures, pelvic fracture, and leg fracture
  • $1,550,000.00 – Side-swipe wreck results in multiple herniated discs in neck that required surgery
  • $1,425,000.00 – Rear-end wreck causes back injury treated with injections and surgery
  • $1,400,000.00 – Rear-end wreck causes husband and wife to need back surgery
  • $1,250,000.00 – T-bone wreck with delivery van causes spine injury requiring surgery
  • $1,250,000.00 – Wrongful Death claim when a pedestrian is hit by a passenger car
  • $1,100,000.00 – Rear-end wreck causes back injuries that will need surgery in the future
  • $1,000,000.00 – Dump truck crash causes herniated discs in neck and back; client undergoes neck surgery.
  • $1,000,000.00 – 18-Wheeler crash causes herniated discs in neck which result in neck surgery
  • $1,000,000.00 – Rear-end crash causes neck injury that required surgery
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
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • One of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, from 2012 and every year leading up to his 40th birthday, National Trial Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, B.S.

Office location for Richard F. Zimmerman, III

5656 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: 225-888-8888


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

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