Kathleen Zellner

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Kathleen Zellner

Kathleen Zellner

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Who is Kathleen Zellner?

Kathleen Zellner is an accomplished American lawyer who has vast experience in wrongful conviction advocacy for a number of well-known clients.

Early life

Kathleen Zellner was born in Midland, Texas, in the United States of America, on May 7, 1957. Her zodiac sign is Taurus, and she is 62 years old as of 2019. Owen Daniel Thomas (father) and Winifred Thomas (mother) are her parents (mother). Her father worked for ConocoPhillips as a geologist and engineer, while her mother worked as a pediatric nurse.

In her hometown, she grew up with her seven siblings. Kathleen is an American citizen with a white ethnic heritage. Kathleen is active on a number of social media platforms, including Instagram and Twitter. She attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, as an undergraduate. She also attended Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the past. Following that, she enrolled at Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1983 and finished with a law degree in 1991.


  • Kathleen Zellner began her legal practice in 1991 when she accepted a request from an anti-death penalty group to represent Larry Eyler, an Indianapolis house painter who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a 15-year-old teen.
  • She took her first erroneous conviction of Joseph Burrows, who was convicted of murdering an 88-year-old man, after four years. She was able to save
  • Joseph’s life after bringing the true killer, Gayle Potter, to confess the truth.
  • After working for Steven Avery, an innocent prisoner, she became a leading advocate for justice.
  • When the Netflix series Making a Murderer was broadcast in 2015, her name was immediately recognized on a global scale. The series is based on the true story of Steven, who was convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photojournalist.
  • Furthermore, the series depicted Kathleen’s efforts to solve the case using the blood evidence found in Teresa’s car.
  • She was given the opportunity to represent the former Manitonac Country, Wisconsin man when the series acquired popularity.
  • Kathleen also solved the case of Ryan Ferguson, who was falsely convicted of murder and spent ten years in prison.
  • She has also released four guys who were convicted of murdering a Chicago medical student.
  • Kathleen has worked as an attorney in the Chicago region for over 26 years, securing the exoneration of more than 17 men.
  • She also defeated Jerry Hobbs, who had been wrongfully accused of murdering his daughter and a friend.
  • With 20 exonerations, she is the most exonerated private attorney in the United States.

Net worth

Kathleen Zellner’s net worth is believed to be over $90 million as of 2019. She made her fortune as an attorney. Kathleen is the only lawyer in the country to have won five multimillion-dollar verdicts in less than a year. She has also achieved $115 million in verdicts and settlements for her clients to far, with many of them setting state and national records.

Kathleen Zellner estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Kathleen Zellner in 2020 -2021?  

Kathleen Zellner’s Net Worth:
$90 million 

Estimated Net Worth in 2021  $90 million 
Previous Year’s Net Worth (2020)  $87 million 
Annual Salary  Under Review.  
Income Source  Attorney
Net Worth Verification Status  Not Verified 

Married life

Kathleen Zellner married her spouse Robert Zellner in a small wedding in 1970. Her spouse is a commodity and bond trader from the United States who served as a director of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange before becoming the CEO of CitiCorp Futures Inc.

In Missouri, the couple met for the first time. They exchanged wedding vows after dating for a few months. They briefly relocated to Canada in the mid-1970s before returning to the United States.

Anne Zellner, their daughter, was born to them. Anne, their daughter, works as an attorney at the Denver firm Ryley Carlock & Applewhite. The Zellner family is currently living a joyful and quiet life together.

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