Speaker

DiCello Levitt Gutzler

Speaker Bio

Diandra (“Fu”) Debrosse Zimmermann represents people and public entities who have been injured by wrongful conduct, whether as a result of a defective medical device or drug, environmental contamination, or civil rights abuses. She has been nationally recognized throughout her career for having successfully litigated mass tort, class action, product liability, discrimination, and civil sexual assault claims. Earlier in her career, Zimmermann represented dozens of cities and counties in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi against opioid manufacturers and distributors. She has also recovered more than $30 million in damages for victims of catastrophic personal injury, product liability, employment discrimination, and civil sexual assault claims.

Fu is a member of the firm’s public client, environmental, mass tort, and civil rights practice groups. She currently represents those exposed to the herbicide, Paraquat, which is thought to cause Parkinson’s disease. Fu also represents victims of civil rights violations, defective products, and other wrongful conduct. This includes serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the In re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775) and a previous seat on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for In re Higher One Account Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (MDL No. 2407 D. Conn).

She has earned several accolades over the course of her career, including Top 40 Under 40 attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers and Top 10 Under 40 attorney for the State of Alabama by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc. She was named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, recognized as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, and selected as a Top Woman Attorney by B-Metro magazine.

Fluent in French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, Zimmermann earned her J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A. in English Literature from the City College of the City University of New York, where she was an Isaacs Fellow.