In 1929, Louis S. May founded the firm that is now May, May and Zimmerman, LLP as a general practice law firm when there were only about 30 lawyers in all of Lancaster County. Our firm, like all firms, has been honored to experience an evolution of partners over the years, bringing us the experience of working with many different clients in many different areas of law. Our most recent evolution happened when former partner John W. Metzger departed in December 2016 and the firm many of you knew as May, Metzger & Zimmerman became May, May & Zimmerman. In 2019, Eric Rothermel and Bruce Roth joined the firm as partners - bringing decades more of legal experience to our team.
Throughout all of our changes, our attorneys have worked diligently to serve our clients. Today, MMZ is a much more narrowly focused and robust practice concentrating on probates and estates, adoptions, guardianships, and aggressive representation of plaintiffs in serious personal injury cases.
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.
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’ve built our firm to be nimble and efficient. With just four partners, there aren’t multiple layers of staff and lawyers between us and our clients. We take calls directly from our clients and return calls promptly. We communicate directly and efficiently so that we can serve you effectively. No unneeded support staff means no unnecessary billable hours or administrative headaches for you.
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.
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