About Zimmer Kunz

Firm Overview

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Zimmer Kunz is an independent, nationally recognized civil litigation firm specializing in both commercial and personal matters. Zimmer Kunz’s attorneys are sought after litigators in such practice areas as insurance defense, toxic and environmental torts and energy and natural resources, among others. Our clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to small, family-owned businesses, yet all benefit from our commitment to service and a focus on delivering the best possible legal solution. With additional offices in Greensburg, PA and Morgantown, WV, and with affiliated partners nationwide, Zimmer Kunz is uniquely positioned to deliver Results at a Higher StandardTM.


Guiding Principles

Results at a Higher Standard™

Integrity
In all our work, we interact with people. We comport ourselves with the utmost integrity, always exhibiting respect for our clients, the courts and all parties involved. This respect for those we serve and towards those with whom we work has earned Zimmer Kunz a positive reputation within the legal community. This reputation now precedes us and we steadfastly uphold it every day and in everything we do – we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Our behavior delivers other dividends: the outcomes of our clients’ matters benefit from our relationships and internally, we pride ourselves on the long tenure of our staff, many of whom have been employed here since the firm opened its doors in 1988.

Community
Over one third of our attorneys participate as mentors, role models, coaches and instructors in the community. Our people serve on boards and commissions in their local municipalities, school districts, YMCAs, United Ways and local affiliates of national charities. They manage little league teams, run youth sports programs, coach soccer and support the arts. They ride bicycles, run races, walk and bowl to support charitable causes. When not supporting causes, our attorneys can also be found in the classroom, sharing their knowledge and experience with tomorrow’s litigators. We believe full, balanced lives with interests outside of work improves our perspective and enhances our ability to serve our client’s interests well.

Independence
As a private, member-owned firm, our focus remains on providing value to our clients through the legal solutions we provide, not a financial quota that promotes unnecessary staffing structure or billings that are not aligned with the matter at hand. This independence permits us to create matter-specific solutions and a flexibility to work in a manner that best suits the client. Most importantly, we have the judgment to properly evaluate cases and secure fair, negotiated settlements when appropriate. We also have the confidence and skill to know when to say “no” and to try a case to verdict. It is these qualities that give us credibility with clients, judges and opposing counsel.


History

Founded in 1988, Zimmer Kunz rapidly became one of the most sought after insurance defense firms in the region. Led by its founders, and supported by a team of selected attorneys, the firm grew in size and scope of strategic practice areas. Today, the firm numbers 27 attorneys in offices in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, PA and Morgantown, WV. Our lawyers and their practices are more diverse than when we were founded over 25 years ago, but the guiding principles established by the firm’s founders – integrity, service to our client and a commitment to our community – endure today.

Recruiting

ATTORNEYS
Resumes and inquiries should be directed to:
Tracy Pape
Administrator
310 Grant St., Suite 3000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
or via email at pape@zklaw.com

LAW CLERKS
Resumes and inquiries should be directed to:
Dara A. DeCourcy, Esq.
310 Grant St., Suite 3000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
or via email at decourcy@zklaw.com

SUPPORT STAFF
Resumes and inquiries should be directed to:
Tracy Pape
Administrator
310 Grant St., Suite 3000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
or via email at pape@zklaw.com

Management Team

Daniel E. Krauth, President
Joni M. Mangino, Vice President
Ryan A. Zeli, Secretary
Christopher T. Yoskosky, Treasurer
Jeffrey A. Ramaley,  Immediate Past President