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Genevieve Zimmerman

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"My clients come to me at what is usually the most stressful or difficult time in their lives, and they hand me their problems. The opportunity to help them through that time is both a privilege and an honor."

Genevieve Zimmerman is a trial attorney whose practice focuses exclusively on representing individuals injured by pharmaceutical drugs and defective medical devices. She has both first and second chair trial experience, and has successfully resolved thousands of claims in settlement.

Genevieve is court appointed co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in MDL 2666: In re Bair Hugger® Products Liability Litigation, and is a court appointed member of the Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel Committee for MDL 2441: In re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation. She was court appointed to the PSC for the Biomet MDL, and helps patients suffering from hips made by Smith & Nephew, DePuy, Wright/MicroPort, and Zimmer as well.

In connection with the "Bair Hugger" litigation, Genevieve is actively representing patients who suffered infections following total hip or knee replacement surgery.

Genevieve's past work has included helping heart defibrillator patients after a Guidant recall of nearly 50,000 ICDs. She represented patients who suffered serious injuries and death following use of the recalled prescription drug Vioxx. Genevieve represents patients who have experienced knee replacement failure. She also represents people hurt by Abilify, Yaz, Transvaginal Mesh, Actos, Mirena and Taxotere.

During 2007-2009 Ms. Zimmerman spent nearly 75% of her time providing pro bono legal services to the survivors and families who lost loved ones as a result of the I-35W Bridge Collapse. The consortium was successful in obtaining recoveries exceeding $75 million.

Serving the community through pro bono work has always been important to her. To that end, Ms. Zimmerman has represented victims of domestic violence in obtaining court orders for protection, immigrants seeking to update immigration documents, and high school students seeking protection of their first amendment rights to equal access to school facilities.

In her free time, Genevieve volunteers with her alma mater, St. Paul Central High School, to raise money for scholarship funds, serves as a volunteer coach for the Minnesota Youth Ski League, and enjoys recreational marathons and teaching her kids about MN sports.

Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Minnesota
Supreme Court of North Dakota
Supreme Court of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals: 8th Circuit
U.S. District Court: District of Minnesota, District of North Dakota
Education
J.D., Hamline University School of Law
B.A., Macalester College
 

Associations
American Association of Justice
American Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Association for Justice
Minnesota Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Ramsey County Bar Association
Amdahl Inns of Court
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice