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Harry J. Zimmer

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310 Grant Street, Suite 3000
The Grant Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

P 412-281-8000
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Harry J. Zimmer

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Relying on his engineering background in undergraduate school and three years as an engineering officer in the U. S. Navy Harry Zimmer has, throughout his 49 year legal career, concentrated on defending product liability, professional malpractice, construction law and other technically complex claims.

Harry Zimmer’s love for and the fun of the practice of law along with his youngest daughter’s needs for graduate school tuition payments is likely to keep him robust and active well into the future.

Education

  • Undergraduate:
    Bachelor of Management Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1958.
  • Law School:
    Duquesne University School of Law, 1964.

Admissions

  • All Pennsylvania State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Previous Experience

After graduation from college in 1958 with an engineering degree Harry Zimmer spent the next three years in the United States Navy, first in charge of the engine room of an AKA and then as an engineer on the staff of an amphibious squadron commander. While in the Navy he served as defense counsel in approximately 15 Special Court Martial proceedings and enjoyed the experience so much that he decided to attend law school on completion of his three year Navy career in order to become a trial attorney. On graduation from Duquesne University School of Law in 1964 he joined Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck, a Pittsburgh law firm that was on the cutting edge of the new product liability revolution and quickly became an expert in the defense of complex technical claims.

In 1988 Harry Zimmer and several other partners left Meyer Darragh to form Zimmer Kunz, P.L.L.C. From then until his semi-retirement in 2006 he continued to engage in the defense of product liability and other technically complex litigation. In 2006 he retired from the active trial arena but continues to consult with and advise clients regarding technically complex claims.

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