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Kathleen Zellner

Kathleen Zellner

Keynote Speaker: Renowned Attorney, Known for Her Extensive Work in Wrongful Conviction Advocacy

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Kathleen Zellner Biography

Kathleen Zellner has the rare distinction of having won major verdicts in civil and criminal cases. Most trial attorneys only try cases in one area of law. Zellner has won first-degree murder trials, multi-million dollar civil verdicts, criminal and civil appeals, and post-conviction exonerations.

She is the only trial attorney in the United States who has won 5 multi-million dollar record verdicts in the span of 11 months. She currently has the highest civil rights verdict in the United States calculated per months of incarceration, totaling $1 million per month. Additionally, she has the highest false arrest settlement, calculated at $15,555 per minute for a total of $1.4 million for a 90-minute false arrest. There is no other civil rights attorney in the United States who has won larger verdicts when the months of incarceration or the minutes of false arrest are calculated. By monthly comparison, a $21 million verdict for 11 years would be $159,000 per month. Another example is a $9 million verdict for 4 years imprisonment, totals $187,500 per month.

The underlying premise of Zellner’s remarkable success is that she is not just “practicing” law, she is getting unparalleled results. Her ability to win in the courtroom, no matter the type of case, is the result of her creative trial strategies to winning for the victims of injustice. Notable clients Zellner has represented include Steven Avery, who was the subject of the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer."

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Kathleen Zellner Videos

Kathleen Zellner fields questions from West Middlesex Students
Making a Murderer: Part 2 | Clip: Dolores Avery & Kathleen Zellner
Kathleen T. Zellner | Sister Mary Byles Peace and Justice Prize

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Kathleen Zellner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Law, Government, Civil Rights, Influential Women and Leadership.

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Kathleen Zellner generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Kathleen Zellner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Law, Government and Civil Rights. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kathleen Zellner for live events is $30,000 - $50,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Kathleen Zellner generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gloria Allred, Mónica Ramírez and Dr. Bernice King. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kathleen Zellner for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 18/08/2023.

Kathleen Zellner Videos

Kathleen Zellner fields questions from West Middlesex Students
Making a Murderer: Part 2 | Clip: Dolores Avery & Kathleen Zellner
Kathleen T. Zellner | Sister Mary Byles Peace and Justice Prize
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