December 1, 2003 - Georgia Trend: Chile RPCV Alex L. Zipperer's service in the Peace Corps gave him a love for Spanish, which he uses to represent pro bono clients in Georgia's growing coastal Hispanic community

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Chile RPCV Alex L. Zipperer's service in the Peace Corps gave him a love for Spanish, which he uses to represent pro bono clients in Georgia's growing coastal Hispanic community



Chile RPCV Alex L. Zipperer's service in the Peace Corps gave him a love for Spanish, which he uses to represent pro bono clients in Georgia's growing coastal Hispanic community

GEORGIA'S 2003 Legal Elite: Alex L. Zipperer
Dec 1, 2003 - Georgia Trend
Author(s): Lightsey, Ed

Zipperer, Lorberbaum & Beauvais

Savannah

Criminal Law

A career in law was far from Zipperer's mind as he strolled the streets of Santiago, Chile, with a fellow Peace Corps volunteer. It was the '60s, and Zipperer's generation was imbued with a passion to save the world. "Law was the last place I wanted to go," he says. But when his buddy told him he was going to take the LSAT, Zipperer, on a whim, went along for the ride.

Today Zipperer is a highly respected criminal trial lawyer in Savannah who still holds to the altruism of the Woodstock generation. His South American service in the Peace Corps gave him a love for Spanish, which he uses to represent pro bono clients in Georgia's growing coastal Hispanic community. Thanks to TV and movie dramas and John Grisham, criminal law has become the glamour field of the legal profession, but Zipperer is hardly drawn to the spotlight. "I do a lot in federal court nowadays, things like Medicaid and Medicare fraud," he says. "This is hardly glamorous." Since his early days of representing accused drug smugglers, Zipperer's practice has evolved with the times.

"I work now with less violence and more white-collar crimes," he says. He has received a number of honors and routinely lectures before legal professional organizations. Zipperer is a native of Savannah and he has served as the Effingham County Attorney since 1979. His firm has been a fixture in Savannah for three decades.

Copyright Grimes Publications Dec 01, 2003




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