Criminal Appeals

When the criminal justice system fails, people suffer. Those who are wrongfully convicted of a crime have the right to appeal their convictions and seek resolution through civil courts when necessary. Our firm's attorneys are highly skilled in handling both the civil and criminal aspects of cases involving appeals and post-conviction matters.

If you or a loved one has been wrongfully convicted, you should seek the advice of an experienced attorney. That's where we come in.

Civil Rights & Criminal Appeals Lawyers

Helping The Innocent

At the Law Offices of Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates, based in Chicago, Illinois, we represent clients in criminal appeals, post-conviction matters and habeas proceedings throughout the United States. Equipped with decades of criminal trial experience and high-stakes civil rights litigation experience — a combination found at very few law firms — we are known for winning difficult cases. Our case results include:

  • Prison sentences overturned throughout the United States
  • Exoneration of numerous wrongfully convicted people, including individuals incarcerated for years
  • Successful appeals using DNA evidence to expose flaws in prosecution and handling of evidence
  • Extensive damages awarded through settlements and verdicts

Founding attorney Kathleen T. Zellner has been lead defense counsel for numerous murder trials and other significant criminal matters. She and her staff have the experience and resources to handle appeals of any magnitude.