Kathleen T. Zellner (Downers Grove, Illinois)
Kathleen T. Zellner (Downers Grove, Illinois)

Kathleen T. Zellner

Licensed for 34 years

Practice Area: Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights, Premises Liability 1 more area of practice 1 more

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Kathleen T. Zellner

Serving Downers Grove, IL view address

Principal at firm Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates

Serving Downers Grove, IL view address

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About Kathleen T. Zellner

Top 10 Litigators National Law Journal 2001; Top 500 Plaintiffs Lawyers in U.S. Lawdragon; Winner of the ABA "Pursuit of Justice" award 2012; Pro Bono Attorney National Law Journal 2002; 10 Most Influential Female Attorneys Illinois American Media; Top 100 Lawyers Illinois 2008-2016; Top 10 Female Lawyers Illinois Leading Lawyers 2007-2016; Top 50 Female Super Lawyers Illinois 2012; Super Lawyer 2007-2016; Leading Lawyer Illinois 2007-2016 in civil rights, constitutional law, medical malpractice, appellate law, criminal law.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Rights
  • Premises Liability

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      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1983, Illinois
      U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit,
      U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar, Central District, Southern District
      U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
      U.S. Supreme Court
      Pro Hac Vice admissions in Florida
      Law School Attended
      Northern Illinois University
      Editor-in-Chief Law Review; Outstanding Student Award at graduation
      University Attended
      Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
      Highest Honors at graduation.
      Associations & Memberships
      American Bar Association
      DuPage Bar Association
      Cook County Bar Association.
      Bar Fellowship
      American Bar Association Fellow
      Representative Cases
      People vs. Mario Casciaro 2015 Ill. App. 2d 131291 Fox v. Hayes, 600 F.3d 819 (2010)
      Pouk v. Village of Romeoville, 937 N.E. 2d 800 (2010)
      Ferguson v. State, 325 S.W. 3d 400 (2010)
      Fox v. Tomczak, WL 4365355 (2007)
      Hills v. City of Chicago, WL 1424211 (2007)
      Young v. Rogers, WL 5235366 (2008)
      State of Illinois v. Joseph Burrows 148 Ill.2d 196, 592 N.E.2d 997 (1996)
      Mills v. County of Cook, 788 N.E.2d 169 (2003)
      Zurich Ins. Co. v. Amcast Indus. Corp., 742 N.E.2 337 (2000)
      Midwest Software, Ltd. v. Willie Washer Mfg. Co., 258 Ill. App 3d 1029 (1994)
      People v. Munoz, 398 Ill. App 3d 455 (2010)
      Blair v. Blondis, 513 N.E. 2d 157 (1987)
      Moore v. Green, 848 N.E. 2d 1015 (2006)
      People v. Gosier, 165 Ill. 2d 16 (1995)
      People v. Kelly, WL 202580 (1994)
      People v. Martin, 580 N.E. 2d 575 (1991)
      People v. Dodds, 801 N.E. 2d 63 (2003)
      People v. Cardamone, 381 Ill. App 3d 462 (2008)
      Lubeznik v. HealthChicago, Inc., 644 N.E. 2d 777 (1994)
      Hope v. U.S., 108 F.3d 119 (1997)
      Wardell v. City of Chicago, WL 1079966 (1999)
      U.S. v. Centracchio, 977 F.2d 1061 (1992)
      Williams v. Patel, WL 1009901 (2000)
      Hughes v. Krause, WL 904898 (2008).