Also, again while serving as an attorney, Zimmerman may have improperly represented a party in a personal matter in another court even though that person regularly appeared before him in Municipal Court.
In light of Zimmerman’s decision to retire, the JQC’s investigative panel will not file formal ethics charges, said the agreement, signed by Zimmerman and JQC director Chuck Boring. The agreement also said Zimmerman agreed to not seek judicial office again.
“Judge Zimmerman has had a long and distinguished career both in private practice and as a part-time judge,” said attorney Lester Tate, who represented Zimmerman before the JQC. “While he felt strongly about the case, it was not worth continuing to fight it.”