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Meet Jerry!

Hon. Jerry Zimmerer graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1987 and practiced as a trial lawyer for over 20 years. Jerry also worked as an information technology specialist and led major IT projects for Fortune 500 companies. Jerry hopes to bring his dual professional experience to the Texas Supreme Court, as the Office of the Chief Justice also oversees technical administration of all courts statewide.

Jerry and his wife of 28 years Nancy are the proud parents of twin daughters, Nicole and René. Nicole graduated the University of Houston in 2017 and Carnegie Mellon University in 2019 with an MFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy; René graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston in 2018 and will start medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in the fall.

Education

  • JD, South Texas College of Law

  • LL.M, Health Law, University of Houston

  • LL.M., International Law, University of Houston

  • Ethics Internship: MD Anderson Ethics Section

  • AA White – Credentialed in Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration

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Professional Memberships

  • Member in Good Standing —Texas Bar Association (Licensed 1984)

  • Secretary & Membership Chairman — Katy Bar Association

  • Member — Houston Bar Association

  • Founding Member — Texas Bar College

Public Service

  • Member Board of Advisors, University of Houston Health Law and Policy Institute

  • Presentations at Law Schools and Bar Associations

  • Guest Speaker University of Houston Law School

  • CLE -Introduction to the Texas Medical Futility Statute (When Physicians and Patients Disagree)

  • CLE – Health Privacy Requirements (HIPAA, HITECH Business Associate Agreements)

Democratic Party Engagement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association

  • Member, Harris County Democratic Executive Committee

  • Sustaining Member – Harris County Democratic Party 

  • Obama Delegate to Texas Democratic Convention 2008

  • Hillary Delegate to Texas Democratic Convention 2016

  • Election/Alternate Judge Precinct 711

Civil Trial And
Appellate Experience

  • Contracts: Breach Litigation (Jury Verdict); Breach of Management Agrmt./TRO (Settled)

  • Business: Breach of Partnership (Jury Verdict), Employee Competition/TRO (Settled)

  • Probate: Fiduciary Liability/Tortious Interference with Inheritance Rights (Jury trial settled on day 3)

  • Worker’s Compensation: T&P (Jury Verdict)

  • Family Law: Grandparent Tort Case (Jury Verdict), Divorce, Child Custody, Adoptions, Juvenile Diversions

  • Successfully represented fellow bar members in two State Bar Grievance cases

  • Appellee – 14th Court of Appeals: Tort Jury Verdict sustained

  • Appellant – 4th Court of Appeals: Landlord/Consumer Tort Case

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