Experience, Legal Talent and Perseverance to Serve Your Best Interests
Our law firm, Elliot R. Zinger, P.C., will provide you with experienced and aggressive attorneys who will protect your rights, serve your best interests and represent you with the integrity and professionalism you deserve. With almost 35 years of litigation experience in both Illinois and Federal Courts, our firm has represented thousands of citizens seeking justice through litigation in both civil and criminal cases.
Our law firm has consistently attained outstanding results for those who have been wrongfully accused, severely injured or discriminated against in the Chicago area and in other jurisdictions nationwide. Our firm concentrates in representing persons who’ve been charged with serious criminal cases or severely injured or killed as a result of negligence. The firm has been involved in many nationally publicized cases.
Some of the firm’s past and present publicized cases you may recognize from newspaper and television reports. Mr. Zinger was lead trial counsel in the case of Natkin v. Oprah Winfrey, in which two Chicago area photographers, Paul Natkin and Stephen Green, sued Oprah Winfrey in Federal Court for copyright infringement and the rights to a collection of some 60,000 photographs detailing the history of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” In the case, Zinger won what the Federal Judge presiding referred to as a “landmark victory for the rights of photographic artists in America.”
The photographers won the rights to all of the contested property in a published summary judgment decision; the remainder of the case was favorably settled several days into the jury trial in the Federal District Court in Chicago.
Mr. Zinger is advocate for many of the Burge Torture victims who were tortured by Jon Burge (Former Chicago Police Officer) into making confessions. Literally hundreds of men were wrongfully convicted due to these forced confessions. The investigation and trials have revealed conspiracy on the part of the state's attorney, chicago police and other officials. In the photo above, Mr. Zinger is seen downtown Chicago in demonstration, signage in hands protesting on behalf of "Burge Torture Wrongful Conviction Victims."
Mr. Zinger is also in a photo with Mark Maxon, Urban Translator Wallace Gator Bradley, Attorney Larry Dreyfus. Mark Maxon was wrongly convicted of a crime and had been incarcerated for more than twenty years of his life. He is is now a free man, with a compensation lawsuit pending.
A convicted killer was charged Tuesday with the 1992 murder of a 6-year-old boy after prosecutors moved to vacate the conviction of a man who wrongfully served more than two decades for the crime.
Osborne Wade, 42, was charged in the slaying of Lindsey Murdock, a first-grader who was found dead in a vacant garage on the Far South Side after he was sexually assaulted.
Wade has been held in the Cook County Jail since June 30 for failing to register as a convicted murderer. He was 23 when he killed an 18-year-old man. Records show he lived in the same neighborhood where Lindsey was killed.
Mark Maxson is the 15th person whose conviction was vacated after a reinvestigation by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s Conviction Integrity Unit that was formed in 2012.
The unit reviewed Maxson’s case after his attorneys, Elliott Zinger and Larry Dreyfus, filed a post-conviction petition on his behalf and persuaded a judge last year to authorize new DNA tests in the case...
Mr. Zinger is also in a photo with Urban Translator Wallace Gator Bradley, Bishop Dr. Claude Porter and Amanda Shakleford, the mother of client Gerald Reed who was a Burge Torture victim. Reed was wrongly convicted of a crime and has been incarcerated for more than twenty years of his life. His realease is pending.