Meet Lawrence Zimmerman

A top criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia

Attorney Lawrence J ZimmermanLawrence J. Zimmerman was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and grew up in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Florida, the home of the Florida Gators and graduated in the 1994 with a degree in Political Science. During his tenure at the University Florida, Mr. Zimmerman worked in the office of a local Congressman. After graduation, Mr. Zimmerman attended the Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. While in law school, Mr. Zimmerman clerked in the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office and in the Providence, Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office.

Upon graduation in 1998, Mr. Zimmerman moved to Atlanta, Georgia to sit for the bar exam. In June of 1999, after working for a local law firm in Marietta for six months, Mr. Zimmerman decided to open his own private practice law firm. He has remained a sole practitioner defense lawyer ever since. He has earned a stellar reputation for successful defense representation, and being a criminal defense expert.

Classes, Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Lawrence Zimmerman – Professional Recognition

  • GACDL Winter Seminar 2017- Speaker, “Handling High Profile, Low Profile and No Profile Cases”
  • Georgia Childcare Owners Association 2017 Seminar- Speaker, “Crisis Communications and the Media”
  • Cobb County Bar Criminal Defense Association – Speaker 2015, “Effective Assistance of Counsel”
  • GACDL Spring Seminar 2015 21st Century Forensics
  • GACDL Winter Seminar 2015 Article on Zealous Representation
  • Annual Georgia Professional Bail Bond Association – Speaker Oct, 2014. Savannah, GA
  • Chairperson, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Winter 2001 Seminar
  • Chairperson, Georgia Indigent Defense Council Seminar 2001
  • Chairperson, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall 2004 Seminar
  • Chairperson, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Winter 2006 Seminar
  • Speaker, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall 2006 Seminar on the topic,”Transitioning Your Law Practice from State Criminal Defense to Federal Criminal Defense”
  • Recurrent Speaker, National Rifle Association,”Firearms and Legal Issues in Georgia as it Pertains to Self-Defense and Carrying a Concealed Weapon”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta


  • Georgia Bar Journal, June 2017, “How Not to Get Thrown In Jail”


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Avvo
  • Avvo

Mr. Zimmerman practices criminal defense in Local, State and Federal
Courts across the State of Georgia. Mr. Zimmerman handles cases in trial courts as well as appeals.

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