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   3Kathleen T. ZellnerDowners Grove(630) 955-1212kathleen.zellner@gmail.comkathleen.zellner@gmail.comKathleen T. Zellner & Associates PCwww.kathleentzellner.comwww.kathleentzellner.comzellnerkathleent.jpgCivil Appellate LawCivil Rights/Constitutional LawCriminal Appellate LawCriminal Defense Law: Felonies & MisdemeanorsPersonal Injury Law: Professional MalpracticeMedical MalpracticeWrongful ConvictionsPremises Liability
Kathleen T.
Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates PC
1901 Butterfield Rd Ste 650
Esplanade #4
Downers Grove IL 60515
Ph.(630) 955-1212 Fx.(630) 955-1111Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Civil Appellate Law    Medical Malpractice
Civil Rights/Constitutional Law    Wrongful Convictions
Criminal Appellate Law     Premises Liability
Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors
Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice
Advisory Board Member
County:  DuPage
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Ms. Zellner has experience in civil litigation including medical malpractice, civil rights, and premise liability sexual assault cases. Her medical malpractice cases are focused on brain damaged babies, brachial plexus injuries, and misdiagnosis of cervical, colon and testicular cancer. Her civil rights cases are focused on wrongful convictions.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Martino v. Illinois Masonic. Highest suicide verdict in the United States
Karl Williams v. Dr. Patel. Highest civil rights verdict for medical malpractice in Illinois
American National Bank v. Cook County Hospital. Highest drug overdose verdict Illinois
American National Bank v. Cook County Hospital. One of the highest single brachial verdicts in Illinois
Green v. Miglin-Beitler. Highest sexual assault verdict in Illinois

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1983
All districts of United States District courts in Illinois
United States Supreme Court

Hourly Rate:  $501 or more

Retainer:  Varies upon case

Year of Birth:  1956

Law School:  Northern Illinois University College of Law,J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Editor-in-chief, Law Review; Corpus Juris Secundum Outstanding Student of the First and Third Year; commencement speaker for class of 2002 of Northern Illinois University

Undergraduate School:  Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Summa cum laude

Representative Clients:  
Severely injured persons

Employment History:  
'83-'84: clerk for Hon. George Lindbergh, Illinois Appellate Court
'84-'86: associate: Law Offices of Aldo E. Boddi
'86-'89: associate: Hinshaw & Culbertson
'89-'90: partner: Huck, Bouma & Zellner
'90-current: owner, Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Selected as one of the 10 most influential women lawyers in Illinois, 2000; selected as one of the top litigators in the United States by the National Law Journal, 2000; selected as one of the 50 top female litigators in the United States by the National Law Journal, 2000; selected by the Chicago Tribune as one of the most outstanding women in the news in 2001.

Published Legal Writing:  
Articles on heathcare and appellate practice

Legal Lectures:  
Ms. Zellner has given many lectures on medical malpractice and wrongful conviction.

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