Law Offices of Barry A. Zimmerman

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Barry A. Zimmerman was started in 1994, in Placer County, California. Over the last 13 years, we have focused on representing individuals charged with crimes and individuals who are hurt and injured in Placer, Sacramento, and Nevada County.

Example cases

In 2006, I successfully argued a motion to suppress evidence, which resulted in the dismissal of all charges in a felony drug possession case.

Main Office
1515 Lincoln Way
Auburn  CA  95603
  • (530) 823-0705
  • (530) 889-1711


Free Initial Consultation?
I offer free initial consultations (typically 1/2 hour).
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
I offer flat rates (fixed price) on most misdemeanor and some lower level felony cases. These rates, however, vary from case to case depending on the facts, circumstances, and exposure.
Hourly Rates
My fees are always negotiable. I also accept credit cards.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Lori Burgess
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I think criminal law is the most dynamic and interesting area of practice. I like being in court, and enjoy being a litigator. As a criminal defense attorney, I take pride in representing the underdog.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think an educated client is better prepared to take an active role in defending themselves and assisting their attorney.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am always willing to review documents prepared by a client.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do not coach clients who want to represent themselves. On the other hand, I routinely advise people dealing with minor traffic or DMV issues that it may be more cost effective to represent themselves.

Michael P. Dudley

During law school, I worked as a Certified Law Student for the Sacramento District Attorney's Office for 2 years. I was also a member of the Army National Guard for 6 years. Before that, I worked several part-time jobs to help pay for my education.

My experience in handling all types of criminal cases provides me with a better understanding of complex legal issues compared to attorneys who only practice in one particular area, such as DUI.

Patience and attention to detail.

I am generally an easy going person, and I believe in giving everyone the benefit of a doubt.

Personal interests:

My personal interests include playing competitive league basketball, music, and camping.

  • Bar Number: 230880
    California , 2004
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    J.D. , 2003
    Sacramento, CA
  • University of North Carolina, Appalachian State University
    B.S., B.A. , 1999
    Boone, NC
    B.A. in Political Science, B.S. in Criminal Justice

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