Genevieve M. Zimmerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd.
 | 1616 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-339-9121
Fax: 612-339-9188
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Genevieve M. Zimmerman is a trial attorney at Meshbesher & Spence Lawyers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Zimmerman focuses her practice on mass tort, product liability and personal injury cases. She handles matters involving drugs and medical devices, with an emphasis on defective hip implants, as well as Bair Hugger lawsuits, serving clients throughout Minnesota and nationwide.

Ms. Zimmerman earned a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and obtained her law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She is admitted in Minnesota state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Minnesota,North Dakota, and Wisconsin, and the Supreme Courts of Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin and has been involved in several noteworthy cases that have resulted in substantial settlements and verdicts.

Representing clients on a pro bono basis is very important to Ms. Zimmerman. Between 2007 and 2009, she spent a significant amount of her time providing volunteer legal services to victims of the I35W Minnesota bridge collapse. She has also provided pro bono assistance to domestic violence victims, immigrants, and to high school students seeking to enforce their First Amendment rights.

Actively involved in her legal community, Ms. Zimmerman is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice and serves as the association’s Secretary and on the Board of Governors. The Minnesota Association for Justice recognized her efforts with a “member of the year” award in 2012.

Outside of the legal field, Ms. Zimmerman serves on a scholarship baord for her alma matter, St. Paul Central High School, and has served as coach for the Minnesota Youth Ski League.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (80%): Asbestos

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Asbestos, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2012, 2014 - 2016

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About Genevieve Zimmerman

Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Member of the Year, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2012
  • Rated by SuperLawyers as a Rising Star and/or Super Lawyer

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Secretary
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, Member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Board of Governors since 2009
  • U.S. District Court: District of Minnesota, District of North Dakota  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: 8th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of North Dakota
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Minnesota Youth Ski League, Volunteer Coach
  • St. Paul Central High School, Volunteer

Educational Background:

  • Macalester College, B.A.

Industry Groups

  • Medical Device
  • Pharma
  • Product Liability
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Office Location for Genevieve M. Zimmerman

1616 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612-339-9121

Fax: 612-339-9188

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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