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.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE IS THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR WORK Every client we take on deserves and receives special attention. From first degree murder to DUI, we know the court system extremely well and fight for our clients' best interests. At the first office visit, the client will find that we assemble a complete file for the client. This file will contain helpful information including a copy of the statute describing the charge, the courtroom assignment, a profile of the judge, the best strategic approaches to defending the case and the possible sentencing outcomes.
Our goal at that first meeting is to ensure that the client receives the most initial information available, including the scope of Mr. Zinger’s representation in the matter. No surprises. And it is evident that we care about each client. We tell you directly and honestly what you can expect, we show up in court to defend you and we are always ready, willing and able to do our job; to fight for your rights! Mr. Zinger was formerly both a trial and appellate government attorney and has had nearly 35 years of courtroom experience as a criminal defense lawyer in both State and Federal courts. Mr. Zinger’s clients benefit from his legal competence, courtroom savvy and negotiating skills that have served thousands of his clients. Whether it’s negotiating the best deal or going to trial before a judge or jury, we do what is best for you!
Our firm has been involved in numerous high profile criminal cases, including the Supreme Court murder appeal of People of the State of Illinois v. Patricia Columbo, one of the most notorious and publicized murder cases in Illinois history. Mr. Zinger was defense counsel for Henry Koh in a highly publicized murder case in Northbrook, Illinois. Mr. Koh was accused of killing his son in the family home and was found not guilty by a jury of his peers.
In another recent Skokie trial, Mr. Zinger won a not guilty verdict in an aggravated criminal sexual abuse case.
Last year in Federal Court in South Bend, Indiana, we won a not guilty verdict in an embezzlement of union funds trial in the case of U.S. v. Daniels. Conviction rates in federal cases are approximated to be over 95%, making our firm’s victory that more satisfying.
Mr. Zinger was also lead defense counsel in the murder case against Robert Tucker, one of several youths indicted in what has come to be known as the “Vigilante Mob Murders,” after two men were killed by an angry mob in Chicago after running over and killing an area woman. The case, which received national attention, was originally a possible death penalty case, but resulted in none of the defendants ever being convicted of the first-degree murder charges.
Mr. Zinger was also lead counsel in the “Juice movie murder case,” which received national attention due to the claims that films of that genre were a contributing cause to gang violence.
Currently, our firm is representing numerous victims of Jon Burge related police torture at 26th and California in Chicago. Many of these cases involve murder confessions extracted by means of torture and abuse. Our firm has also been retained to prosecute the perpetrators of such abuse in our Federal Courts.
PERSONAL INJURY & CIVIL RIGHTS VICTORIES FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS Elliot R. Zinger, P.C. has also won many millions of dollars for clients in various civil cases. Some of our cases include a trial verdict of $1,875,000.00 in a case against Farmer's Insurance in which the firm successfully represented a board certified psychiatrist who suffered a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident.
Our firm also settled another brain injury case for $1,115,000.00 on behalf of a board certified anesthesiologist who suffered disabling cognitive injuries as a result of medication she was taking to combat the Hepatitis C virus. Our firm settled yet another traumatic brain injury case against the C.H.A. for $1,250,000.00, in the case of Leakia Robinson v. C.H.A. et al., after a board (with a protruding screwdriver) from a window in the projects fell upon the child’s head. We also settled a wrongful death claim against an area nightclub for over $500,000.00 after the club security personnel removed our client from the club rather than immediately calling 911 for medical assistance. The case was rejected (as too difficult) by two prestigious law firms before our firm successfully took it on. We also won an employment discrimination matter for approximately $500,000.00 and a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) jury verdict for approximately $200,000.00. A recent settlement in a trucking accident case was obtained by our firm in an amount in excess of $1,500,000.00.