M.A. Zimmer Law is a small personal injury law firm located in Minneapolis. Serious personal injury and wrongful death cases involve complex issues and require thoughtful consideration and preparation. Although Minneapolis-based personal injury lawyer Mike Zimmer has practiced at one of the largest personal injury firms in the state of Minnesota, he came to appreciate that when it comes to law firms, bigger does not necessarily mean better. Individual attention and easy access to the trial lawyer who is handling your case is critical.
Mike strives to practice law on a very personal level. He maintains a file load that enables him to devote significant attention to each client. He understands that people who have suffered personal injuries or who have lost a loved one need someone who understands and appreciates their stress, sorrow, and loss, and is able to convey that loss to an insurance company, defense lawyer, or jury. That requires an understanding and appreciation of the human condition and the way in which the law might be able to provide compensation and comfort.
Most lawyers who handle personal injury and wrongful death cases will do so on a contingent basis. That means that there is no legal fee charged unless there is a recovery. However, the level of skill, experience, and dedication of the lawyers who handle these matters vary over a wide spectrum from those who are merely qualified to handle personal injury and wrongful death cases to top-notch, experienced trial attorneys.
When you have been injured or lost a loved one, the last thing you need to worry about in the midst of your stress, sorrow, and deep loss is whether your attorney really knows what he or she is doing. Remember, when you hire a lawyer who handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingent basis, you can hire the best or the worst: the charge is the same either way. However, the results and the stress you and your family experience may vary considerably. Skill and experience do make a difference.
Michael A. Zimmer has practiced in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death for over 32 years. He has tried a wide variety of cases, including car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, construction accidents, dangerous and defective products cases and cases involving dangerous or negligent property conditions (including slip-and-fall injuries and dog bites). That experience is important.
While many attorneys claim to handle personal injury and wrongful death cases, a majority of those seldom if ever, take cases to trial. By merely negotiating settlements, they fail to develop the skill and experience necessary to try these cases effectively before judges and juries–and the case preparation skills that can make their negotiation position stronger.
Michael A. Zimmer is licensed to practice law in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Arizona is a civil trial specialist certified by the Minnesota Bar Association’s Board of Legal Certification. Out of approximately 24,000 lawyers in the state of Minnesota, only approximately 326 have earned this certification.
Mike is also certified at the national level: he is certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mike’s skill and experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases have been recognized by his peers for a number of years. He has been designated a “Super Lawyer,” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine since 1992. This designation was based upon a vote of lawyers throughout the state of Minnesota. He has also appeared on the list of Minnesota “Super Lawyers” in Mpls St. Paul magazine for years and was identified as one of the “Top 40” personal injury “Super Lawyers” in Minnesota. In 2006 Mike was named as one of Minnesota’s 15 Lawyers of the year by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine.
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