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Sister Mary Byles Peace and Justice Prize and Lecture Honoring Kathleen T. Zellner
September 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pmFree
Join us as Maryville University honors renowned civil rights attorney, Kathleen T. Zellner, who has earned national recognition as a fighter for justice by successfully defending those whose rights have been violated.
Zellner has been at the center of several high profile cases, including the current homicide conviction of Steven Avery (who was also the subject of the documentary series on a previous conviction, Making a Murderer); and Ryan Ferguson, whose 3,533 days of custody for a wrongful murder conviction resulted in an $11 million verdict.
Since opening her law office in 1991, Zellner has obtained more than $108 million in verdicts and settlements for her clients. She has the distinction of being the only attorney in the U.S. who won five multi-million dollar verdicts in less than one year. Her legal expertise spans a wide range of areas, including: wrongful conviction, false arrest and false imprisonment (including improper prosecution), police misconduct and prisoner mistreatment, criminal appeals and medical malpractice.
The event is free and open to the public but reservations are requested.