Overview


Craig H. Zimmerman is an experienced product defense and toxic tort litigator. He defends companies in a wide variety of product exposure and environmental toxic tort matters across the United States.

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Results


  • Acts as coordinating and strategic national counsel managing all aspects of an extensive portfolio of toxic tort cases, with substantial successes at trial and on appeal. Streamlined overall docket management to achieve certainty of case and docket information, dramatically reduced indemnity values and closely controlled defense costs. Collaborated with team to craft cutting-edge presentation of newly developed and directly relevant medical/genetic science.
  • Led multi-firm team of trial and appellate counsel in successful fight to eliminate a particularly broad form of product liability in Illinois, in an effort that ultimately required 25 cases tried to verdict, eight appeals and seven years to eliminate claims entirely. All cases resulted in either immediate success at trial or subsequent success on appeal.

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Recognitions


  • The Legal 500 2015-2016
  • Leading Lawyers Network 2010

Community


  • American Bar Association
  • Patron, Metropolitan Opera, New York City

Credentials


Education
Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude, 1989
Brandeis University, BA, magna cum laude, 1984

Admissions
Illinois
New York

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Craig H. Zimmerman

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