Keith J. Zimmerman

Keith J. Zimmerman


Kahn, Smith & Collins, P.A.

Recognized since 2012

Baltimore, Maryland

Practice Areas

Education Law

Employment Law - Individuals

Labor Law - Union

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Education Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Education Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labor Law - Union Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Labor Law - Union Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Employment Law - Individuals
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Keith J. Zimmerman represents both private and public sector labor unions in contract negotiations, representation cases, unfair labor practice proceedings, discipline and discharge cases, interest and rights arbitrations, and in impasse and fact finding proceedings. He has a wide range of experience in both civil and criminal litigation, having appeared on behalf of his clients before administrative agencies, in district and circuit trial courts, and in Maryland’s appellate courts.

Mr. Zimmerman graduated from Cornell University in 1977, earning a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. He graduated from Antioch School of Law in 1980. While in law school he clerked for the National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Judges. He is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Zimmerman presently serves as a member of the Maryland State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Council, having served as Chair from 2016-2018. Mr. Zimmerman frequently speaks at labor organization meetings on a variety of topics including educators’ rights in the workplace and social media. He has been recognized in Maryland Super Lawyers® magazine since 2007. Since 2012 he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been designated as one of its “Lawyers of the Year” six times.

Location

  • 201 North Charles Street, Suite 1000
    Baltimore, MD 21201

Languages

  • English

Demographics

  • Sex: Male

Education

  • Antioch School of Law, J.D., graduated 1980
  • Cornell University, B.S., graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar

Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association - Member of the Labor and Employment Section Council since 2002. Past Chair, Past Chair, Past Secretary. Member of Administrative Law Section.

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Education Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Employment Law - Individuals Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Education Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labor Law - Union Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Labor Law - Union Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Employment Law - Individuals

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Education Law, Baltimore (2022)
  • Employment Law - Individuals, Baltimore (2020)
  • Education Law, Baltimore (2019)
  • Labor Law - Union, Baltimore (2018)
  • Labor Law - Union, Baltimore (2015)
  • Employment Law - Individuals, Baltimore (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Education Law

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

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"Keith Zimmerman is the best. He is concerned about his clients and he works hard to give the best serve. He is a man of high morals and well informed. He is the best labor lawyer in the state of Maryland and probably in the entire country."

- Marietta English (Baltimore Teachers Union), Baltimore, MD

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