Grant & Eisenhofer

Speaker Bio

Diandra (“Fu”) Debrosse Zimmermann is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer focusing her practice on the representation of public entities and on complex litigation, including pharmaceutical, medical device, data breach, environmental contamination and civil rights litigation. Among other matters currently she represents victims of civil rights violations, businesses wrongfully denied business interruption and civil authority coverage after being devastated by government shut-down orders due to COVID-19, and jurisdictions impacted by PFAS water contamination.

Prior to joining G&E, Ms. Debrosse was a principal at an Alabama-based law firm where she represented over fifty cities and counties against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors in the Opiate MDL. Over her career, she has successfully litigated mass tort, class action, product liability, discrimination, and civil sexual assault claims. Ms. Debrosse currently works with a number of public entity clients across the country. She is also serving on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the In re Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775).

Among her many accolades, Ms. Debrosse, was selected by the National Trial Lawyers in the “Top 40 Under 40,” as well as the “Top 10 Under 40” 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 in the list of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, selected for inclusion to Alabama Super Lawyers for several years, and named as a Top Woman Attorney by B-Metro magazine. Ms. Debrosse is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Debrosse serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice, the Board of Governors of the Southern Trial Lawyer Association, and is a current member of the Board of Bar Commissioners for the Alabama State Bar. Ms. Debrosse has the distinction of serving as a Disciplinary Hearing Officer for the Alabama State Bar General Counsel’s Office. Ms. Debrosse served two terms as a member of the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association, is a former President of the Magic City Bar Association, and is a past Vice President of the Alabama State Bar.

Ms. Debrosse earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in English Literature from the City College of the City University of New York, where she was an Isaacs Fellow. She received her J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she received a leadership grant and many other awards. She is fluent in French, Haitin Creole, and Spanish.