Kathleen Zellner
Kathleen Zellner
Celebrated Name: Kathleen Zellner
Real Name/Full Name: Kathleen Zellner
Gender: Female
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 7 May 1957
Birth Place: Midland, Texas
Nationality: American
Height: 1.72m
Weight: 60kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Robert Zellner
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Anne Zellner)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Kathleen Zellner Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Lawyer
Salary: $3 million
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Kathleen Zellner is a Famous successful lawyer who has exonerated several people who have been wrongfully accused; she gained international recognition in 2015 after a series she is featured in “Making a Murderer “was aired on Netflix.

She has the most exonerations totaling to 20 private attorneys in the USA. She has been a lawyer for more than twenty-six years and has a successful law firm. The stellar lawyer has achieved so much in her long career, and she is still going on.

Maybe you know about Kathleen Zellner very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Kathleen Zellner’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Kathleen Zellner was born to Owen Daniel and Winifred Thomas. Her mother, Owen, was a nurse, and her father was a geologist and engineer for an oil company. Together with her seven siblings, they were raised in Texas.

She went to the University of Missouri and later to Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she graduated with a law degree in the year 1991. She wanted to be a history professor, but her husband encouraged her to join Law school.

She had always dreamt of working with the FBI or becoming an Investigative Journalist before going into studying law.

Personal Life

Kathleen is married to Robert Zellner, and together they have a daughter Anne Zellner. They got married in 1970. Her husband, Robert, is an independent Trader and a former director of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Her daughter Anne has followed the footsteps of her mum; she is also a lawyer who works at the Ryley Carlock & Applewhite in Denver.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 7 May 1957, Kathleen Zellner is 67 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024. Her height is 1.72m tall, and her weight is 60 kg.


After she graduated, she worked for various reputable companies; she represented hospitals and other insurance companies. She worked as a clerk also for a District Appellate Court Justice.

Her professional career began in 1991 after opening her own law firm, and from that time, she became among the best women lawyers. Zellner’s first case came when she was requested to represent Larry Eyler, a painter who was accused of murdering a 15-year -old teenager.

She took her first wrongful convictions after four years; she defended Joseph Burrows, who had been convicted for murdering an 88-year-old man, she got the real killer to confession, a cocaine dealer Gayle Potter and got Joseph Burrows off the death row.

She rose into fame in 2015, when a Netflix series “Making a Murder” was aired, she became widely known for getting justice for innocent prisoner who was called Steven Avery. Through this, she gained international recognition. It was based on the trials of the accused Steven Avery and his 16-year-old nephew, Dassey; together, they were accused of murdering Teresa Halbach, a photographer. The case was difficult, and Avery had been convicted to a Death Row before Zellner came in.

The case made her famous, and through this, she was contacted to represent Manitowoc County man and solved the case of Ryan Ferguson, who had spent ten years in jail after being convicted wrongfully. She also helped in other cases such as freeing of four men who had been wrongfully convicted for the murder of a Chicago student, freed an innocent man from a death sentence, and made the killer confess the truth on the stand.

She has worked as an attorney for a period of more than 26 years in Chicago, she has successfully exonerated 17 men and more and won approximately around $90 million from wrongful convictions and other from medical malpractice lawsuits.

Awards & Achievements

The greatest achievement is becoming a successful lawyer in such a competitive career, and she also has exonerated a lot of people who were wrongfully convicted and sought justice for them.

 Net Worth & Salary of Kathleen Zellner in 2024

Kathleen Zellner Net Worth
Kathleen Zellner Net Worth

Kathleen Zellner Net Worth is estimated to be approximately $10 million as of May 2024. Her earnings are primarily from her work as an accomplished lawyer. She has gained all this money throughout the decades; she has worked as a lawyer hence her Net Worth.

Kathleen’s success is due to her hard work and believing in some good, even in those who are convicted c and fighting for justice for them. She has saved people who have been wrongfully convicted, who, if not for her, they could be death or doomed to life imprisonment. She is also an inspiration to young women that hard work pays. Due to her success as a lawyer, she leads a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.


  1. I may be wrong but according to this article Kathleen married her husband when she was 13 years old. I’m sure this is inaccurate information. Makes me wonder how much of this article as actually accurate and not fake news.

  2. Look at her hands. She has the hands of a sixty four yar old woman she looks older because of the long hours of hard work she has put in! What she has done with her life would age any hard working person! Kathleen is the real deal, I am very proud of her and the help she has given to many poor souls! She is an earth angel if there ever was one!

  3. This woman is wonderful.its people like her who makes me still believe in good and angels.she is SMART …what a wonderful person..Workman’s Comp has given me the run around forever…She stands for us ,who cannot find a lawyer who doesn’t do it just for the money or to get it over with.God Bless You.I.am a great fan.


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