Having a successful career as a lawyer has given Kathleen Zellner a lot of money. The famous lawyer has accumulated a fortune through her years of practice and has a net worth of over $10 million as of 2019. Besides her work as an attorney, Kathleen Zellner has been able to win several major verdicts in criminal cases and has been exonerated several times.
Kathleen Zellner was born on May 7, 1957 in Midland, Texas. Her father is a geologist, while her mother is a pediatric nurse. She finished early education in a private school in her hometown. Her parents encouraged her to study law. After finishing her education, Kathleen Zellner moved to Canada where she studied at Concordia University in Montreal. She also went to law school at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. She graduated from the law school in 1991 and opened a law firm in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Kathleen Zellner has won many honors and awards. She has been named the Chicago Tribune Women of the Year, and she has been awarded the American Bar Association “Pursuit of Justice” Award. She has also appeared in several television series. In September of this year, she received a Peace and Justice Prize and Lecture from Sister Mary Byles, a prominent peace and justice advocate. She is also active on social media.
Kathleen Zellner is also the only lawyer in the country to have received five multimillion dollar verdicts in less than a year. She has also won several other major verdicts and settlements for her clients. She has also recovered over $90 million in medical malpractice claims and wrongful convictions.
Kathleen Zellner has been married to Robert Zellner for almost three decades. She and her husband have a daughter named Anne. They were married when she completed her first semester of law school in 1970.
Kathleen Zellner is one of the best lawyers in the United States. Her work has made her famous all over the world. She has been a champion for several wrongfully convicted people. In addition, she has taken on pro bono cases. Several of her cases have also set state and national records. She has been exonerated in 20 cases in the United States. She has also overturned 19 wrongful convictions.
Kathleen Zellner is the daughter of geologist and economist Owen Daniel and Winifred Thomas. She has seven siblings. Her father, Owen Daniel, worked at ConocoPhillips and her mother, Winifred, worked as a nurse. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri. She earned her law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1991.
Kathleen Zellner’s daughter, Anne, is also an attorney. Anne Zellner is an attorney at the Ryley Carlock & Applewhite law firm. She has also been an assistant professor of law at Denver University School of Law.
Kathleen Zellner is married to Robert Zellner and they have been together since college days. Robert Zellner is a former director and CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and he is a commodity and bond trader. He has also a doctorate in economics.