Rewriting the ending for the wrongly convicted.


In 20 years, Kathleen T. Zellner has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. The Law Offices of Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates is based in the Chicago, Illinois, area. The firm serves clients locally in every Illinois county and nationwide from California to New York.

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 medical malpractice or civil case involving sexual assault in any state in the country. The firm has also handled wrongful death 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 fought for the release of more wrongfully convicted individuals. 

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In 2005, 20-year-old Ryan Ferguson was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. dream/killer is the story of how his father Bill embarked on 10-year campaign to prove Ryan’s innocence. The film is chock-full of incredible characters. From the questionable District Attorney Kevin Crane, and the highly-confused witness Chuck Erickson, to the high-powered Chicago attorney Kathleen Zellner, the doc depicts both a highly flawed justice system, as well as one that can work brilliantly. Read More →

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