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As a civil trial and appellate lawyer with nearly 30 years’ experience, Rob has litigated cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, unfair competition, defamation, breach of contract, real estate, landlord-tenant, zoning, land use, constitutional rights, election law, campaign finance, trusts, administrative, business and commercial law.


He has achieved excellent results for his clients in jury and bench trials, motion practice, administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations and appeals.


He practices in state of Ohio courts and in federal courts in Ohio and around the country.


Rob has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the state of Ohio and Top 50 Lawyers in Cleveland by Ohio Super Lawyers.

He is a frequent lecturer on various legal topics and his opinions are often solicited by the print and broadcast media.


Rob has deep expertise as a lawyer on matters of public concern. He has litigated notable cases on behalf of all levels of Ohio government, impacting law and policy in the process.


In addition to being an accomplished civil trial lawyer, Rob is a respected government relations advocate. He advocates on behalf of private companies, non-profit institutions and political subdivisions before all levels of Ohio government on policy, legislative, economic development, procurement and other matters of public concern.


A veteran of numerous statewide and local elections, Rob has advised and played a substantial role in multiple candidate and issue-based campaigns. He is often sought out by elected officials and government agencies to represent their interests on legal and public policy matters.


Rob is listed in Best Lawyers in the area of government relations practice, one of the few Cleveland-area lawyers so recognized. His leadership as an elected official and insights as a political and policy advocate are regularly reported on in the local media. 



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Robert A. Zimmerman - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Civil Litigation - Ohio

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