LeRoy  S. Zimmerman harrisburg

LeRoy S. Zimmerman

Of Counsel


Roy Zimmerman served for eight years as Pennsylvania’s first-elected attorney general, where he was responsible for formulating the legal and law enforcement strategies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, he served for three terms as the district attorney of Dauphin County, where he tried and supervised numerous major criminal felony cases. He was active in private practice before being elected attorney general.

Roy previously served in a variety of executive leadership positions at Eckert Seamans, including as chair of the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and member-in-charge of the firm’s Harrisburg office.

Representative Matters

  • Trial and appellate court litigation experience in major complex civil and criminal cases, including multistate litigation and litigation dealing with mergers, public corruption, toxic waste, and consumer protection.
  • Argued several cases before the United States Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Professional Affiliations

  • White House Conference for a Drug-Free America (Presidential Appointment)
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • The Pennsylvania Society, Council Member
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Society of Attorneys General Emeriti (former attorneys general of the states)
  • Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, Former Member
  • Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Former Member
  • Asbestos Litigation Task Force, Former Member
  • Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Past President
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Past Member of the Criminal Procedural Rules Committee and Judiciary Planning Committee
  • House of Delegates, Judiciary Committee, Past Member

Community Involvement

  • The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, Board of Counselors
  • The Hall Foundation, Trustee
  • Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Emeritus Board
  • Hershey Trust Company, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Milton Hershey School, Former Chairman of the Board of Managers
  • Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • M.S. Hershey Foundation, Former Board Member

Awards and Recognition:

  • Penn State Alumni Fellow Award
  • American Legion Distinguished Service Medal
  • B’Nai B’Rith Special Award for Dedicated Service to the Commonwealth and the Profession
  • Recipient of the Joseph P. Cianci Humanitarian Award from UNICO National
  • Honorary Doctor of Public Service from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association 50-Year Member Award
  • Attained an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Francis X. Bellotti Award, National Association of Attorneys General