Joe Zimmerl is an attorney working out of our Fresno office where his practice focuses on agribusiness, business transactions, financing, estate planning, and trust administration.

Taking great pride in his accessibility and availability to his clients, most, if not all of his clients have his cell-phone number. In today’s business world, clients expect near instant responses to their requests, and he wants to make sure he is available to serve their needs. Joe takes great pleasure in helping his clients accomplish their goals.

Outside of work, you’ll probably find Joe spending time with his family – or heading toward the beach.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Loyola Marymount University
  • Staff Member, Georgetown Environmental Law Journal

Areas Of Practice

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Welcome to one of the largest and most sophisticated estate planning practices in the Southwest and California.

Thoughtful and careful preparation of estate plan documents is key to wealth preservation and transition. Proper implementation and diligent administration are equally critical.

Articles and Presentations

Professional and community activities

  • Member, State Bar of California, Business Law Section and Estate Planning Section
  • Member, Fresno County Bar Association, Estate Planning and Business Section
  • Member, Los Angeles Bar Association, Business Section and Estate Planning Section
  • President, Fresno Sunset Rotary, 2019-2020

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch – Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates, 2024
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2023


  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • Slovenian, Conversant