Damian Zimmerman, Chief Executive Council Attorney For Florida

EDUCATION

  • Florida State University College of Law – Tallahassee, FL, JD
  • • Cum Laude

    • Dean’s List

    • Brian D. O’Neill Book Award in Administrative Law

  • American University, Washington, DC – MA – International Affairs
  • University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany – Journalism, Political Science

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • ALEXANDER SHUNNARAH GULF COAST, LLP – Pensacola, Florida
  • Chief Executive Council Attorney For Florida

    Damian manages our Pensacola and South Florida offices. He handles a variety of civil cases including personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, medical and professional malpractice, and products liability. Damian is also an experienced criminal defense attorney and has a well-deserved reputation for fighting for his clients. Damian works aggressively and creatively to solve tough challenges and to maximize the settlement value of his cases. Damian relies on his strong case management skills and substantial trial experience to achieve successful outcomes for all of his clients. Damian is passionate about providing excellent service for his clients.

  • OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER, FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT – Pensacola, Florida
  • Damian has extensive criminal defense trial experience. Damian has handled a variety of misdemeanor, felony and juvenile cases. Damian gained a reputation for boldly taking on even the toughest cases, including capital charges such as First Degree Murder and Sexual Battery.

  • ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, ZARZAUR LAW, P.A., Pensacola, Florida
  • Practice areas included personal injury, products liability and consumer fraud. Damian drafted pleadings, discovery and dispositive motions. He managed case intake, investigations, depositions, hearings and pre-suit matters.

  • LAW CLERK, GALLOWAY, JOHNSON, TOMPKINS, BURR & SMITH, P.A. – Pensacola, Florida
  • Damian also has experience in civil defense which is an asset in handling plaintiff’s matters. Damian has experience in insurance defense, labor and employment law, admiralty/maritime matters, restrictive covenants, construction law, minimum wage and EEOC claims, injunctions, wrongful death defense, and workers’ compensation matters.

  • LAW CLERK, BOZEMAN, JENKINS & MATTHEWS, P.A. – Pensacola, Florida
  • Practice areas: Insurance defense, workers’ compensation, personal injury defense, property defense, and product liability defense. Drafted discovery, pleadings and motions.

  • LAW CLERK, GUARDIAN AD LITEM, SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Served as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern. Worked as a Guardian ad Litem attorney in Dependency Court hearings, mediations and Unified Family Court proceedings.

  • LAW CLERK, FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Prepared case summaries, legal memoranda and assisted in the drafting of opinions. Reviewed appellate briefs and record. Observed oral argument and judicial conferences.

ABOUT

Damian is Chief Executive Council Attorney For Florida and manages our Pensacola and South Florida offices. Damian makes his home in Pensacola, Florida but he is a true world traveler. Damian is the son of American parents who dedicated their lives to working in the field of public health in Africa. Damian has lived in several different countries and speaks fluent German, French and Spanish as well as has a working knowledge of at least four other languages. Damian enjoys travelling, art, music and cultural events. He is constantly trying to learn something new. For fun he plays the bass guitar and reads every book he can get his hands on. Damian is passionate about protecting nature and volunteering in the community. He is always looking to get involved and help out where he can. What surprises most people about Damian? Well, that in his spare time, he is a dedicated downhill longboard racer. If you get up early enough, you may see him bombing hills at super-speed. Damian lives in Pensacola with his dog Cashew and his cat Gypsy.