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$115 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Rewriting the ending for innocent defendants.


In 23 years, Kathleen Zellner has righted more wrongful prosecutions than any private attorney in America. The Law Offices of Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates is based in the Chicago, Illinois, area.  With our extensive legal network  across the United States we can provide nationwide legal services for civil rights violations, medical malpractice, prisoner abuse, criminal appeals, post-conviction, and habeas actions


About The FIRM

The firm is led by attorney Kathleen T. Zellner, who has earned a national reputation as a fighter for justice.

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No private attorney in the United States has successfully won for the release of more innocent defendants. 

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steven Avery case

In 2007, Steven Avery was convicted of the intentional homicide of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.  Now, with Kathleen Zellner and her legal team by his side, Steven Avery fights for freedom. 

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Our years long experience with Kathleen and her associates has turned into a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s not often that you’ll work with some one who genuinely cares about their clients and looks forward to helping them in any and every way they can possibly manage to. This rare reality, however, has been what continually defines our work relationship with Kathleen.
— Ryan Ferguson