Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann is managing partner of DiCello Levitt Gutzler’s Birmingham office, co-chair of the firm’s mass tort division, and a member of the firm’s public client, environmental, personal injury, civil rights, and trial practice groups. Widely known for her passionate and relentless client advocacy, Fu represents individuals and public entities that have been injured by wrongful conduct, whether because of a defective medical device or drug, environmental contamination, corporate misconduct, or civil rights abuses. She has been nationally recognized throughout her career for successfully litigating mass tort, class action, product liability, discrimination, and civil sexual assault claims, and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for her clients.
Currently Fu serves on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee of In re: Paraquat Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3004), the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for In re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775), represents dozens of cities and counties against opioid manufacturers and distributors in In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL No. 2804), and is active in In re: Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation (MDL 2789). Fu also held a seat on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for In re Higher One Account Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (MDL No. 2407).
Fu also uses her experience and passion to represent individuals in personal injury, product liability sexual assault, Title IX, civil human trafficking and civil rights actions. She is rated AV-Preeminent, a SuperLawyer, and has earned 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 and Haitian Creole, and functional in Spanish, Fu 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. She is the proud mother of two hilarious and brilliant daughters, Zoë and Anaïs.