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LeRoy S. Zimmerman
Senior Counsel

213 Market Street
8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101

P: 717.237.6020
F: 717.237.6019
E: lzimmerman@eckertseamans.com

LeRoy S. Zimmerman

Roy Zimmerman previously served in a variety of executive leadership positions, including former Chair of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Member-In-Charge of the firm’s Harrisburg office prior to his current position as Senior Counsel to the firm. Roy served for eight years as Pennsylvania's first-elected Attorney General, where he was responsible for formulating the legal and law enforcement strategies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, he served for three terms as the District Attorney of Dauphin County, where he tried and supervised numerous major criminal felony cases. He was active in private practice before being elected Attorney General.

Representative Matters
  • Trial and appellate court litigation experience in major complex civil and criminal cases, including multi-state litigation and litigation dealing with mergers, public corruption, toxic waste and consumer protection;
  • Argued several cases before the United States Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Practice Groups
Government Affairs
White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations
Marcellus Shale

J.D., The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, 1959
B.S., Villanova University, 1956

U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations
Presidential appointment to the White House Conference for a Drug-Free America
Dauphin County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Council Member, The Pennsylvania Society
American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
American Bar Association
Society of Attorneys General Emeriti (former attorneys general of the states)
Former member of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons
Former member of the Board of Finance and Revenue
Former member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Former member of the Asbestos Litigation Task Force
Past president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
Past member of the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee and Judiciary Planning Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Past member of the House of Delegates, Judiciary Committee

Community Involvement
Board of Counselors of The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University
Trustee of The Hall Foundation
Emeritus Board of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hershey Trust Company
Former Chairman of the Board of Managers of the Milton Hershey School
Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Former Board member of The M.S. Hershey Foundation

Special Recognition
Penn State Alumni Fellow Award
American Legion Distinguished Service Medal
Special Award for Dedicated Service to the Commonwealth and the Profession, Justice Lodge, B’Nal B’Rith
Recipient of the Joseph P. Cianci Humanitarian Award from UNICO National
Selected for inclusion as an Honorary Doctor of Public Service honoris causa from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Bestowed with an Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University
Received the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Fifty-Year Member Award for his five decades of service to the organization
Attained an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Francis X. Bellotti Award, National Association of Attorneys General

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