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22 Oct 2022

Zimmerman Reed is Working to Make a Difference for Clients and Communities

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”

Cornel West


At ZR, we each do what we can as individuals to help to our communities. Some of us like hands-on volunteering. Others give their time to non-profit and professional boards. We also honor those who work directly to provide services or donations to a variety of causes. And of course, our firm supports nonprofits that work in our communities to advance justice.

As lawyers, we are inspired by the principles of justice, to help make things better for those we represent. Often, we use the power of the many to overcome wrongs that would be impossible for one person to fight alone. Our work has helped everyone from gig workers who were denied the pay and benefits they deserved to state attorneys general who are dealing with the complex and far-reaching harms caused by the opioid crisis.

Zimmerman Reed’s Commitment

We built our law firm not only to address injustices, but to directly support individuals in need of justice. The cases we take on all share one hope in common: the possibility of applying the law to challenge injustices and achieve a positive change for the clients and communities we serve. Doing work that has that kind of real impact will always guide the way we practice law. We have seen first-hand how delivery of a measure of justice improves both our clients’ lives as well as the places where we live.

Community Impact Case: Opioid Litigation Settlement

Corporate wrongful acts contributed to the opioid addiction crisis that continues to devastate families and communities across America. Those who make and sell the most addicting drugs have misled doctors and patients about their risks and benefits. These problems have often been made worse by the reckless distribution of those opioids.

ZR recently helped achieve a historic $26 billion settlement to help right these wrongs. Representing states in the litigation, ZR efforts were part of the effort that secured recoveries and agreements to stop harmful marketing efforts. The settlement with certain opioid manufacturers and distributors will allow states to fund their efforts to provide treatment and training for abuse recovery and prevention.

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