CHARLES F. ZIMMER II is the Head of the Litigation Practice Group in the New Orleans, Louisiana office. Mr. Zimmer has guided multi-national and closely held companies away from risk and eliminated threats through successful litigation and negotiation for over 20 years. His litigation experience includes extensive complex and commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including MDL, class, and mass individual actions. Those matters cover a wide breadth of business litigation from routine business contract and labor disputes to federal antitrust class actions as well as financial fraud litigation and professional accounting defense of a Big Four accounting firm. Mr. Zimmer has extensive experience leading skilled teams from the inception of the dispute, through discovery and trial and on to argument before the courts of appeal.

In addition to representing businesses, Charles is a business owner, inventor, and patent holder. Having lived the role of both client and counsel, Charles understands the need to provide efficient, quality work clients can trust without exception.

Mr. Zimmer is a Tulane Law School graduate (J.D.), and majored in accounting (B.S.) at Louisiana State University. Although he does not practice public accounting, Charles has passed all sections of the national Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination. He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the State Courts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the federal district courts of Louisiana.

Some of the reported matters Charles has worked on include the following:

  • W&T Offshore, L.L.C. v. Tex. Brine Corp., 2018-0950 (La. 06/26/19) 2019 La. LEXIS 1582; 2019 WL 2750884 (re: pipeline servitude rights)
  • Vieux Carre Comm’n Found. v. City of New Orleans, 2017-CA-0527 (La. App. 4 Cir. 1/31/2018) 2018 La. App. LEXIS 171 (re: building permit approval process)
  • GE v. West Feliciana Parish Hosp. Serv. Dist. No. 1, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164214 (E.D. La. 11/29/2016) (re: public bid law dispute)
  • ETI, Inc. v. Buck Steel, Inc., 2016-CA-0602, 211 So. 3d 439, 441 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2/1/2017) (re: construction defects)
  • Bartholomew-Woods v. Wilson, 2016-1163 (La.App. 4 Cir. 11/04/16) 2016 La. App. LEXIS 2494, 204 So. 3d 639 (re: election challenge)
  • Moon Ventures, L.L.C. v. KPMG, L.L.P., 06-1520 (La.App. 3 Cir. 08/15/07) 964 So. 2d 446, 447, 2007 La. App. LEXIS 1553 (re: professional accounting defense)
  • Two Canal St. Investors, Inc. v. New Orleans Bldg. Corp., 2016-0825 (La.App. 4 Cir. 09/23/16) 202 So. 3d 1003, 1006, 2016 La. App. LEXIS 1791 (re: public bid challenge)
  • Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co., Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis, et al., Docket No. 07-7343, U.S.D.C. S.D.N.Y. (re: Arava antitrust litigation)
  • Admiral Ins. Co. v. Abshire, 574 F.3d 267 (U.S. 5th Cir. 2009); also, 09-30121, U.S. 5th Cir. 2009 (re: fraudulent investment regulation)