Our friend Kathleen Zellner has been named Chicago Lawyer’s 2014 Person of the Year by Chicago Lawyer Magazine. The announcement was made in the December 2014 issue where she is appropriately titled “Kathleen Zellner, the rescuer” because of her tireless work helping those who have been wrongly accused and imprisoned. This well-earned distinction comes as she has won more overturned convictions than any private attorney in the country.
I have blogged about Ms. Zellner before and her $9M verdict in a civil lawsuit on behalf of Clyde Ray Spencer…Thanks to Ms. Zellner’s work Mr. Spencer was released from prison after 20 years of being wrongly accused. You can read about the details of that case here: advocatecapital-migration.megahunter.com/2014/08/12/industry-news-9-million-verdict-conviction-overturned.
Ms. Zellner’s advocacy for her clients has caught the attention of national news programs like “48 hours” and “20/20” where she has demonstrated her pursuit and passion for justice. She has had her private practice since 1991 and has been representing plaintiffs in medical-malpractice and wrongful death cases ever since. She has also provided more than $1 million in pro bono hours and expenses to advocate for her clients and aggressively right wrongs on their behalf.
Congratulations Kathleen Zellner on being named Chicago Lawyer’s 2014 Person of the Year!
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