Diandra "Fu" Debrosse Zimmermann
Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann is managing partner of DiCello Levitt’s Birmingham office, co-managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office, and co-chair of the firm’s Mass Tort division. Fu is also a member of the firm’s Public Client, Environmental, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, and Trial practice groups.
Widely known for her relentless client advocacy, Fu represents individuals and public entities injured by wrongful conduct, whether from defective medical devices or drugs, environmental contamination, corporate misconduct, or civil rights abuse. Nationally-recognized as a powerhouse in mass torts, class actions, products liability, discrimination, and sexual assault claims, Fu has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in client damages.
Fu holds prominent leadership positions for several multidistrict litigations, including Co-Lead Counsel of In re: Abbott Laboratories, et al., Preterm Infant Nutrition Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3026); Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for In re: Paraquat Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 3004); Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for In re: Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Hip Implant Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775); municipalities in both In re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL No. 2804) and In re: McKinsey &Company Inc., National Prescription Opiate Consultant Litigation (MDL No. 2996); and counsel in In re: Proton Pump Inhibitor Litigation (MDL No. 2789). Fu also held a seat on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for In re: Higher One Account Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (MDL No. 2407) and has represented plaintiffs in multiple additional multidistrict litigations. Fu also leads many systematic civil rights and sexual assault cases and represents states and municipalities in litigation.
Fu was recognized in 2022 as one of the 500 Leading Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon. Chambers USA 2022 ranked the firm’s Litigation: Mainly Plaintiffs team among the top five in Alabama. The Birmingham Business Journal honored Fu with a Best of the Bar Award and Who’s Who in the Law recognitions in 2021 and 2022. She is repeatedly named as an Alabama Super Lawyer, among other recognitions and awards.
Fu is a founding member of Shades of Mass, an organization dedicated to encouraging the appointment of attorneys of color in national mass tort actions. She is a board member of Public Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and an executive member of the Birmingham Bar Foundation. Fu is currently on the faculty of Duke Law’s Bolch Judicial Institute’s Mass Tort MDL Certificate. The course faculty includes leading judges, practitioners, and professors in the field of complex litigation, Fu previously served as a a hearing officer for the Alabama State Bar, and held leadership roles in the American Association for Justice, the Alabama Access to Justice Commission, and was an Alabama State Bar vice president and commissioner. She also served as the president of the Magic City Bar Association, the legislative liaison to the Alabama Lawyers Association, and is a former member of the Birmingham Bar Association Executive Committee.
Fu is fluent in French and Haitian Creole and functional in Spanish. Her steadfast pursuit of justice is motivated in large part by her experience as a mother of two young girls.