About Our Firm

About Us

Francis G. Fitzpatrick (Right) and Donald W. Zimmerman (Left) Francis G. Fitzpatrick (Right) and Donald W. Zimmerman (Left)

In 1951, Francis G. Fitzpatrick and Donald W. Zimmerman founded the firm, then known as Fitzpatrick & Zimmerman. The law office was originally located on Court Street, on the second floor of the old Peoples Bank Building in downtown New Philadelphia, Ohio. From these humble beginnings the firm has grown to include five respected and experienced attorneys and a well-qualified support staff. The firm currently maintains offices in New Philadelphia and Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Current Innovative Practice Areas:

Our attorneys have vast experience and ability to provide estate, trust, family and Medicaid planning. We have many decades of experience in estate planning, and business succession planning which can be brought to bear to aid our clients in planning for their families financial future and the future of their business enterprise. Our collection and foreclosure attorneys have daily experience dealing with the multitude of issues and problems that arise in collecting our business and lending clients accounts and loans. Their combined results regularly receive our clients' praise. Our partners regularly deal with all types of real estate sales, loans and development. We've successfully handled transactions and exchanges which carry out our clients' goals without delay and at fair costs.

Our Founders:

Fitzpatrick, Zimmerman & Rose was founded by two law school classmates, Francis G. Fitzpatrick (Right) and Donald W. Zimmerman (Left). Both returned to New Philadelphia after law school and military service to practice law together, found our firm, and serve the community in various capacities, including law directorships, legal counsel to various government agencies and boards, and devotion to civic and charitable organizations. Frank and Don both retired after a combined 110 years of exemplary service to their clients.

Donald W. Zimmerman - 1925 - 2013

Francis G. Fitzpatrick - 1924 - 2015

70 Years Serving Our Community

Based in Tuscarawas County and serving Northeast Ohio