Mr. Kimerer is a graduate of the University of California Law School at Davis, and received their Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999. He is a member of both the Arizona and California State Bars, and he has served as Chairman of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Committee on Specialization in Criminal Law. Mr. Kimerer was one of the founders of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and served as that organization's first President from 1986 to 1988. In 1993, the organization presented him with the John J. Flynn Memorial Award for distinguished service to the criminal defense bar, and in 2006 honored him with their vanguard award for championing the cause of criminal justice. Mr. Kimerer is also a Fellow and Past President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, a national organization of the leading criminal defense lawyers in the United States.