McGuireWoods senior counsel and pro bono director
Angie Zimmern has been selected to receive a Charlotte Business Journal Women in
Business Achievement Award. Zimmern is one of 25 women honored this year
for significant contributions to their professions and communities.
Zimmern leads efforts to devise and execute McGuireWoods’ pro bono
initiatives, which have been recognized nationally and regionally for
innovation and impact. She works with leaders in McGuireWoods offices to
expand local pro bono programs and build productive partnerships with
corporate law departments.
Before assuming her firmwide leadership role in 2019, Zimmern was deeply
involved in some of the firm’s most successful initiatives as
co-coordinator of pro bono efforts for the Charlotte office, including
projects involving child advocacy, domestic violence prevention, consumer
matters, veterans’ affairs, tax relief and estate planning.
She played a key role in the launch of Charlotte Triage, a novel program
that expands pro bono services for low-income residents and eases burdens
on legal aid organizations. McGuireWoods collaborated with clients Bank of
America, Duke Energy and Wells Fargo in developing the program, which
outsources work to law firms and corporate law departments in areas where
legal aid is most needed. The project earned the firm recognition on The National Law Journal’s
Pro Bono Hot List.
“Angie’s passion for pro bono service has helped countless individuals and
families in our region and strengthened the firm’s client and community
John McDonald, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Charlotte office. “I can’t think of a
more deserving recipient of this award.”
In 2018, Zimmern received a
Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, a lifetime achievement honor presented by the Charlotte Center for Legal
Advocacy, the Council for Children’s Rights and Legal Aid of North
Carolina. She volunteers as a pro bono attorney representing children in
high-conflict custody cases through the Council for Children’s Rights
Custody Advocacy Program.
“I am proud to be included in this group of respected women business
leaders and grateful to my McGuireWoods colleagues for their unwavering
support of our pro bono efforts,” Zimmern said.