Jacob Zimmerman

Cape Girardeau, MO Attorney Jacob Zimmerman

Cape Girardeau, MO Attorney Jacob Zimmerman

Jacob Zimmerman has been practicing law since 2001. In that time he has successfully won acquittals for his clients on every type of criminal charge from stealing to murder. Jacob has tried cases to juries all across Southeast Missouri and the greater St. Louis area.

Jacob has won numerous awards for his skills and accomplishments as a trial attorney, most notably the prestigious Charles M. Shaw Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. The Charles M. Shaw award is presented exclusively to those exhibiting excellence in trial skills.

Moreover, Jacob is the only attorney in the southeast Missouri area listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation only organization. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

Jacob has also successfully completed courses allowing him to instruct in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Field Sobriety Tests are the investigative techniques commonly employed by police when investigating a DWI. Jacob is also a graduate of the highly­regarded National Criminal Defense College.

Not only does Jacob attend courses to stay ahead of the curve on legal issues, Jacob has presented lectures on trial techniques, motion practice, and sex crimes. He has also trained numerous new lawyers starting their careers.

In addition to representing those accused of crimes, Jacob uses his years of trial experience and expertise to help his clients who are facing divorce or child custody issues. Family law has become one of Jacob’s passions, and his skills and techniques have been used to benefit clients facing difficult family issues.

Jacob focuses his practice in the areas of criminal law, DWI law, and family law.


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • ­Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) ­
  • National College for DUI Defense


  • Southeast Missouri State University, 1998 ­
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, 2001
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