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Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney John Zimmer Selected To <i>Charlotte Business Journal

Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney John Zimmer Selected To Charlotte Business Journal's "40 Under 40"

January 29, 2015

Charlotte, N.C. – Dr. John P. Zimmer, an attorney in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Charlotte office, was recently honored as one of Charlotte Business Journal's "40 Under 40." This award recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are making major strides in their careers and having a positive impact on their communities.

Dr. Zimmer focuses his practice on various patent-related matters including patent prosecution and counseling regarding various technologies. He primarily advises clients in the chemical and materials science areas and has co-authored more than 13 papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Zimmer also holds six patents related to colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals. In 2011, he was recognized as an Emerging Legal Leader by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. In 2012, he received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from the Council for Children's Rights in Charlotte for his work representing children in high conflict custody cases and in 2013, he received the Mecklenburg County Bar Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Individual Attorney.

Dr. Zimmer will be recognized at the "40 Under 40" awards presentation on March 12 at the historic McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square and will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Charlotte Business Journal.

He received his bachelor's degree from Washington & Lee University in 2000, his doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 and his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2009.

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