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Kathleen Zellner


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Full NameKathleen Zellner
First NameKathleen
Last NameZellner
Birth CityMidland, Texas
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameOwen Daniel Thomas
Mother NameWinifred Thomas
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRobert Zeller
No Of Children1
Networth$10 M
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Date of BirthMay 7,1957
Age66 years
Married Date1970

Kathleen Zellner is an American attorney known for wrongful conviction advocacy.


Kathleen is the daughter of Owen Daniel Thomas and Winifred Thomas

Her father was a geologist, and her mother was a chemist who became a nurse

She has six siblings and is the second oldest among them. All of her siblings are either psychologists or lawyers. 

Zellner is married to Robert Zeller. Robert is a commodity and bond trader.  He is the CEO of CitiCorp Futures Inc. and CitiCorp Options. 

The pair has one children named Anne Zellner Nolte, who is a lawyer at the firm ‘Ryley Carlock & Applewhite’ in Denver.

Marriage and Love Life

Kathleen and Robert met at Marquette University

Although Kathleen has completed her education through the University of Missouri, the initial move worked in their favor. 

It was her husband, Robert, who suggested her to study law. The couple got married when she completed her first semester in 1970.

Kathleen with her spouse Robert
Kathleen with her spouse Robert Source: Esquire

The loving duo has been together since their college days and is still together living a peaceful and happy life.

Net Worth

Kathleen’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million

She has collected this huge amount through her successful career as an attorney. Her annual salary is $117,188.

She is the only lawyer who has won five multi-million dollar verdicts in less than a year. 

In 1991, she opened her firm named ‘Kathleen T. Zellner & Associates’ in Downers Grove, Illinois.  

She has also worked as a clerk for a 2nd District Appellate Court. 

Zellner clients has names like Steven Avery (who was the subject of Netflix series ‘Making a Murderer’) and Kevin Fox (who was falsely accused of murdering this three-year-old daughter). 

She is one of the most awarded and celebrated lawyers in Chicago.

She has appeared in different television series like ‘Making a Murderer,’ ‘Dateline NBC,’ ‘20/20’, and so on.

Below is the list of Lawyer along with their net worth

NameNet Worth
Richard Scruggs$1.7 Billion
Joe Jamail$1.7 Billion
William Lerach$900 Million
Bill Neukom$850 Million
Judy Sheindlin$150 Million
Roy Black$100 Million
Willie E. Gary$100 Million
Barack Obama$70 Million
Jane Wanjiru Michuki$60 Million
John Branca$50 Million


Kathleen likes swimming and Pistol Shooting. She has also practiced judo and jujitsu moves. 

At the age of 8, she beat up a teenager who killed a neighborhood pet. She has been bold and strong since her childhood. 

She even saved a girl from a bully. She threatened the bully to leave that girl alone, or they have to face her. 

Kathleen always wanted to be an investigative journalist or to work for the FBI.


  1. Kathleen Zellner is born on May 7, 1957, which makes her age 63 as of 2020.
  2. She owns a pet dog named Bruno. Here is a post by Kenneth under a caption

‘As long as...

Pet of hers
Pet of hers Source: Twitter
  1. Kathleen was rumored to have undergone plastic surgery of her nose as her nose seems different than the time she was young, but it was never proved, and the rumor was considered baseless.
  2. She has completed her education from the University of Missouri as an undergraduate and later graduated from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1991.
  3. Zellner has a total 20 exonerations to date in the United States.
  4. We collect most of the information about Kathleen Zellner as it is difficult to find on other wiki sites.

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Updated On Thu Feb 18 2021 Published On Thu Apr 02 2020 By paper-boat

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