Kevin P. Zimmerman

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Kevin Zimmerman focuses his practice on insurance class action litigation, representing insurance and financial services firms across the property and casualty, life and health sectors. He has represented companies in state-specific and nationwide class actions involving breach of contract claims, the False Claims Act, unclaimed property laws and consumer protection laws. He also has extensive experience handling reinsurance litigations and arbitrations stemming from longtail liability claims. Kevin undertakes a thorough mastery of the case file in order to guide his clients through the litigation process and provides thoughtful, workable solutions for each litigation obstacle or challenge. He is also an advocate for pro bono work and most recently represented a heart transplant patient in a Section 1983 litigation against prison officials for deprivation of necessary medical care.

Kevin has experience drafting dispositive motions, appellate briefs, oppositions to class certification and other key motions and briefs. He has successfully argued dispositive and non-dispositive motions at court hearings, conducted and defended fact and expert witness depositions and presented witnesses at arbitration. Kevin has also managed all aspects of discovery, including overseeing outside e-discovery teams and coordinating preparation of expert witness reports.

Select Experience

  • Represented multiple national life insurance companies in nationwide “cost of insurance” class actions pending in federal courts.
  • Represented property and casualty insurance companies in appeal to the Seventh Circuit concerning an underlying arbitration award.
  • Represented two national life insurance companies, and affiliates, in False Claims Act litigation in New York state court.

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Experience

  • Represented multiple national life insurance companies in nationwide “cost of insurance” class actions pending in federal courts.
  • Represented property and casualty insurance companies in appeal to the Seventh Circuit concerning an underlying arbitration award.
  • Represented two national life insurance companies, and affiliates, in False Claims Act litigation in New York state court.
  • Represented multiple cedents in facultative reinsurance disputes against foreign and domestic reinsurers in federal court, state court and arbitration.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represented a former inmate on a pro bono basis in a Section 1983 Deliberate Indifference of Medical Claims against prison officials for deprivation of necessary medical care relating to heart transplant treatment.

Prior Positions

  • Associate in the Chicago office of a leading international law firm (2017 to 2021)
  • The Honorable Julie E. Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit: Judicial Law Clerk (2016 to 2017)
  • The Honorable Mark R. Hornak, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2015 to 2016)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • Illinois
  • [*Not admitted in Ohio. Certified to practice law pending admission to Ohio Bar under Rule I, Section 19, of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.]

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2015, High Honors; Topic Access and Recruitment Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • Honors B.A., University of Dayton, 2012, summa cum laude