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Experienced Trial Attorney Kathleen T. Zellner

The pursuit of real justice can seem like a futile undertaking, especially if you have experienced catastrophic loss. If you or a loved one suffered harm because of the actions of law enforcement or criminal justice authorities or due to the negligence of a medical provider, you are not alone. Our firm is here to help.

Winning Against Improbable Odds

Against improbable odds, founding attorney Kathleen T. Zellner and her team of trial lawyers have won groundbreaking judgments and verdicts — and tens of millions of dollars in damages — for clients from all walks of life. Ms. Zellner is the only attorney in the country to have won five multi-million dollar verdicts in less than a year. Equipped with a unique combination of extensive criminal trial experience, high-stakes civil litigation experience and success in major medical malpractice litigation, she and her staff have compiled an extraordinary track record in courts across the country. Our firm is in the business of fighting and winning.

Fighting For Justice In Civil Rights Cases

Our firm is known throughout the United States for helping citizens whose constitutional rights have been violated. We have won difficult civil rights cases involving:

Kathleen T. Zellner, a highly experienced civil and criminal trial attorney based in Chicago, Illinois, has earned a national reputation as a fearless, tireless advocate for people who have been treated unfairly in matters of constitutional law.


Medical Malpractice: Holding Negligent Providers Accountable

Our firm serves patients and their families in medical malpractice cases involving the negligence of doctors, hospitals and other medical providers. We represent injured parties and their families in complex cases involving cancer misdiagnosis, birth injuries, suicide malpractice and other catastrophic events, fighting for maximum compensation and a sense of closure.

Clemency Petitions

Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates has experience representing clients in clemency petitions since 1995. We have successfully represented wrongfully convicted clients seeking executive clemency for crimes they did not commit. Bringing your case to the attention of the Governor can reveal the truth and result in justice for victims of wrongful convictions.

A Commitment To Our Clients And Their Families

At the Law Offices of Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates, one of the defining features of our practice is our commitment to our clients and their families. We are accessible, responsive and sensitive to their needs. As your attorneys, we will be by your side throughout the duration of your legal matter.

Chicago Law Firm Handling Civil Rights, Criminal And Medical Malpractice Cases Nationwide | Free Consultation

Based in the Chicago, Illinois, area, the Law Offices of Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates serves clients throughout the United States. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal matter.

The National Law Journal

The National Law Journal selection as one of the top 10 litigators in the United States in 2000

National Law Journal selection as one of the top 50 female litigators in the United States

Law Dragon

Lawdragon selection as one of the top 500 plaintiff's attorneys in the United States

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Leading Lawyers Network Find a better lawyer, faster

One of the top 10 women lawyers and the number one female criminal defense attorney in Illinois

American Trial Lawyer's Association top 100 trial lawyers

The American Trial Lawyer Association
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