Our firm’s purpose is simple–to be the voice of those who are injured by fraud, negligence or other illegal conduct. At Zimmerman Reed we stand by our clients with dedication, purpose, and integrity. We understand that it’s not important to make history with each case. You are what’s important. Your case is our cause and we stand firmly behind doing what’s necessary to make things right for your situation.


Zimmerman Reed was founded in 1983.  We’ve tailored our thinking to meet the needs of our clients and the public. We bring an intuitive understanding of our clients’ difficulties to our approach. Legal problems can and do affect all aspects of a client’s life or business. At times these problems may seem insurmountable. We understand that. It’s our goal to stand with you, find solutions for your problem and move forward.


With our attorneys’ diverse backgrounds and interests, we combine sophistication, perspective, and skill. Most of all, we approach each issue with an open mind. Our unique environment allows the development of fresh, new approaches to legal problems in an atmosphere where people enjoy their work, respect their clients, and above all, get the job done right.

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Volunteer Work

The Carter Center
  • The Carter Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
Child Help USA
  • Childhelp is the largest organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect as well as at-risk children.
Food Research Institute
  • The Food Research Institute is a leader in identifying and resolving food safety issues to meet community, government, and industry needs.
Hunger Solutions
  • Works to end hunger by taking action, advancing public policy and guiding grassroots advocacy on behalf of hungry Minnesotans.
Minnesota Public Radio
  • Seeks to be an indispensable resource for our audiences and an essential public service for our communities.
Minneapolis Heart Foundation
  • Improve people’s lives through the highest quality cardiovascular research and education.


Zimmerman Reed is a nationally recognized leader in complex and class action litigation and has been appointed as lead counsel in some of the largest and most complex cases in federal and state courts across the country. Zimmerman Reed has been recognized as a Minneapolis Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs’ “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of top law firms across the country. Several of our attorneys are Super Lawyers – a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations and recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. We also have many Rising Stars of Law, a designation recognizing the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Founding partner, Bucky Zimmerman, was selected as the 2013 Minneapolis Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America.