Robert Zimmerer is a partner in Harwood Lloyd’s General Litigation and Insurance Litigation Departments. Mr. Zimmerer’s primary areas of practice are Title 59 defense, personal injury, automobile negligence, premises liability, insurance coverage and is appointed by the Assignment Judge of Bergen County to serve as a special master, court appointed guardian for incapacitated persons and guardian ad litem.

Mr. Zimmerer received his B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in 1981 and J.D. in 1984 from Seton Hall University. Following his graduation from law school he served as the law clerk to Hon. Arthur J. Lesemann for the 1984-1985 term.

Mr. Zimmerer was an associate at Breslin & Higgins; a partner with Breslin, Higgins & Zimmerer; a partner with Lepore, Zimmerer & Lepore; and the managing partner of Zimmerer, Murray, Conyngham & Kunzier prior to joining Harwood Lloyd, LLC in 2023.

Prior to and during law school, Mr. Zimmerer was employed by The Record as a Sports Correspondent covering local and national golf. He was a member of the United States Golf Writers Association of America. Mr. Zimmerer has been employed as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University teaching communication law.

Mr. Zimmerer is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association, New Jersey Defense Association and Defense Research Institute. He is a graduate of The Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court.

Mr. Zimmerer served as the Chaiman, District Fee Committee, Supreme Court of New Jersey and currently serves on District IIA Ethics Committee, Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Zimmerer recently completed a six year on the Board of Trustees at Hackensack Golf Club., He served two years as Secretary, four years as Chairman of the Membership Committee and four years as Chairman of the Rule and Ethics Committee. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Rules and Ethics Committee.

Mr. Zimmerer is a parishioner at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey where he serves as a Sacristan and Eucharistic Minister.



  • Seton Hall University (B.A. 1981) magna cum laude


  • Seton Hall Law School (J.D. 1984)



  • New Jersey, 1985


  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1993
  • Unites States Supreme Court, 1995



  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Defense Association


  • Defense Research Institute