May, May & Zimmerman, is a general practice law firm, with a focus on estate planning and administration, based in Lancaster County, PA. We primarily work with families who need help with estate planning and administering an estate when someone has passed away. We also provide assistance for obtaining guardianships and guide families through the adoption process in the state of Pennsylvania.

No matter why you come to us, you can expect competent legal representation and real solutions that bring proven results.

Why Work with Us?


John S. May is a second generation attorney here in Lancaster. His son, John H. May, is a third generation attorney serving Lancaster. Paul S. Zimmerman followed his father, a great-uncle, and his great-grandfather into the practice of law. Together, we offer more than 90 years of combined experience handling legal matters in and out of the courtroom.


All three of our partners were born and raised in Lancaster County and our Lancaster County roots go back several generations. This local presence has resulted in long-standing relationships with our colleagues in other local and regional professional firms, banking and other financial institutions, and the numerous retirement and assisted living communities for which Lancaster has become known.


We believe in a client-focused approach. First, we listen. We have deliberately designed our assessment process to help us learn all that we can about what brought them to us. This means listening to you before we attempt to provide any guidance. Then, we focus on common sense approaches focus on sensibly and cost-effectively achieving our clients’ goals. While we regularly roll up our sleeves and go to the mat for our clients, we’re not shy about counseling our clients to consider alternatives to litigation. Our goal is to get you to your goal, not to get more billable hours or a courtroom battle.


Because we believe in a client-focused approach, we believe in being accessible and responsive. Our attorneys keep you informed at every stage, and we pride ourselves on responsive service that makes every client feel like our only client.

Schedule an Assessment with our skilled attorneys to get started today.

Meet our Attorneys

what our clients have said

I worked with Paul Zimmerman and was very pleased with the work that he did. I have worked with a number of lawyers over the years and I found that he was professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and even supporting and thoughtful. I appreciated his attention to detail, even years later when I had a question about the case. I would highly recommend Paul and this firm to anyone who needs legal representation for a custody/family court case.

Nancy DeZarn

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