Benjamin R. Zimmermann

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.
Benjamin R. Zimmermann
Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 2000

Education: Fordham University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2010

Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.

31 St. James Ave
10th Floor
Boston, MA 02116 Visit website


Benjamin R. Zimmermann is a Boston, Massachusetts-based attorney with extensive practice experience in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, and premises liability. Within these highly complex and evolving areas of personal injury law, Mr. Zimmermann has achieved record success on behalf of his clients, including groundbreaking settlements and verdicts for victims and their families. He is a principal attorney at Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.

Among his representative cases are:  a sizeable settlement involving a denied insurance claim on behalf of an injured state trooper; a jury verdict against a medical laboratory for negligently reporting results; and a recovery for a brain injured child who was a victim of failure to diagnose fetal distress.  Mr. Zimmermann has obtained some of the largest jury verdicts in Massachusetts, including a $20 Million verdict for the estate of a woman killed while using a defective pool slide; and a multi-million dollar verdict for a worker badly injured in a fall from an unguarded opening at a construction site, and a $30 million verdict for a family who brought medical malpractice claims for the severe and tragic brain injuries suffered by their son during his mother's labor. Most recently, Mr. Zimmermann headed a Sugarman team that obtained the largest personal injury settlement in Massachusetts in 2023, a $25 million settlement for injuries to a young man injured when a tractor-trailer struck a temporary highway barrier. 

As a leading trial attorney in Massachusetts, Mr. Zimmermann has been invited to lecture at numerous continuing legal education events and to law school students in Boston concerning plaintiff trial practice.  He has also worked to author amicus briefs to Massachusetts appellate courts, and has pursued appeals in state and federal court, on issues of law and policy important to personal injury victims.

With a comprehensive knowledge of his practice and as a leading Boston trial attorney, Mr. Zimmermann has been featured repeatedly in Boston's Best Lawyers publication. He has also served as a faculty member of the MCLE Personal Injury Law Conference for a number of years and was listed as one of "Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Stars" from 2005-2010 and Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2011-2021. He is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 2000, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

  • "The Best Lawyers in America", 2010 - Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lectured at both MCLE and area law schools concerning Plaintiff Trial Practice
  • Repeating lecturer at annual MCLE Massachusetts Personal Injury Law Conferences
  • "A Tale of Two Lawsuits", co-authored with Professor Gabriel Tenninbaum of Suffolk University Law School, 2012
Educational Background:
  • Fordham University School of Law, 1999
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 1996
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2018
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2022
  • American College of Trial Lwyers , 2021
  • Massachusetts, 2000
  • American Association for Justice
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • New York, 2000
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Office location for Benjamin R. Zimmermann

31 St. James Ave
10th Floor
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617-542-1000

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