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My guest today is Diandra Debrosse Zimmermann, also known as Fu. She is the managing partner of DiCello Levitt’s Birmingham office, and Co-Chair of the firm’s Mass Tort division. Fu was born in Brooklyn to immigrant parents of Haitian and Cuban descent. She was raised with many cultural values of the West Indies: self sufficiency, integrity, and taking risks to stand up for the marginalized. Fu’s father was a strict disciplinarian. The most important rule in the house: don’t follow the crowd against your own convictions. It was a principle that Fu would apply to her early activism, her legal career, and eventually pass on to her own children. In this interview we’ll talk about how Fu made partner at her first firm at a very young age, then start her own firm as a mother of two just a few years later. We’ll discuss why she considered leaving the practice altogether, and what finally convinced her to join the DiCello Levitt powerhouse.
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