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Dan Zimmerman

Attorney at Phelps Dunbar LLP
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dan is a Staff attorney in the New Orleans office of Phelps Dunbar LLP. Dan has litigated numerous public records and government access cases on behalf of news media clients . Representing a New Orleans television station, he obtained a ruling that required the city of New Orleans to produce the electronic calendar and emails of then Mayor C. Ray Nagin; prosecutors recently used entries in the calendar as evidence to convict Mr. Nagin on multiple charges of public bribery and corruption.

About Me

What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Currently Trending in Public Records Law: Body Camera Videos, License Plate Reader Records, Emails on Private Computers and Other Cutting-Edge Issues, Government Email: Public or Private Record?, What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings in Louisiana and many others.
What have you written or published within your profession?
‘Private' Emails on Government Computers and the Public Records Act: Phelps Dunbar Attorneys Weigh In (12/28/2015)


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Association Position
New Orleans Bar Association Member
Louisiana State Bar Association Member
Texas Bar Association Member


School Degree Graduation Year
Louisiana State University B.A. 1976
Tulane University Law School J.D. 1983

Contact Information

Phelps Dunbar LLP

365 Canal St Ste 2000
New Orleans, LA 70130