Rewriting the ending for innocent defendants.


In 23 years, Kathleen T. 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 handle civil rights cases in any district court or circuit court of appeals or the United States Supreme Court. We are able to provide representation on any post-conviction or civil rights case in the country. The firm has also handled wrongful death and sexual assault civil cases across the United States.


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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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