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CURRICULUM VITAE

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
1984-PRESENT- LAW OFFICES OF ELLIOT R. ZINGER AND ASSOCIATES
PRINCIPAL AND OWNER OF LAW FIRM.
Admitted in Illinois, 1980 and Northern District of Illinois, 1981

Responsible for all aspects of managing a law firm devoted to primarily litigation. Lead trial and appellate counsel in thousands of criminal and civil matters in (primarily) Cook County Circuit Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. I personally have been involved in approximately fifty (50) murder cases, including some of the most highly publicized murder cases in Illinois history, including cases involving Patricia Columbo, David Moore (Juice Movie Murder), Robert Tucker (Vigilante Mob Murder) and Gerald Reed (Jon Burge Crew torture double murder). I have won many million dollar verdicts and/or settlements for my clients in personal injury, medical malpractice and discrimination claims. I have also handled numerous matters involving complex litigation such as Section 1983 police brutality cases, employment discrimination claims, medical malpractice and brain injury matters.

1980-1984- COOK COUNTY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER
69 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602
ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER

Trial and appellate counsel in thousands of criminal and civil cases. Handled misdemeanor and felony charges, including motions, preliminary hearings and appeals. Handle hundreds of paternity civil matters

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
1984-PRESENT- LAW OFFICES OF ELLIOT R. ZINGER AND ASSOCIATES
PRINCIPAL AND OWNER OF LAW FIRM.
Admitted in Illinois, 1980 and Northern District of Illinois, 1981

Responsible for all aspects of managing a law firm devoted to primarily litigation. Lead trial and appellate counsel in thousands of criminal and civil matters in (primarily) Cook County Circuit Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. I personally have been involved in approximately fifty (50) murder cases, including some of the most highly publicized murder cases in Illinois history, including cases involving Patricia Columbo, David Moore (Juice Movie Murder), Robert Tucker (Vigilante Mob Murder) and Gerald Reed (Jon Burge Crew torture double murder). I have won many million dollar verdicts and/or settlements for my clients in personal injury, medical malpractice and discrimination claims. I have also handled numerous matters involving complex litigation such as Section 1983 police brutality cases, employment discrimination claims, medical malpractice and brain injury matters.

1974-1980- COOK COUNTY PRESIDENT’S OFFICE OF MANPOWER SERVICES
118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602
MANPOWER SPECIALIST III

Responsible for statistical analysis and program administration for various government sponsored services provided; on the job training and educational programs for unemployed and underemployed persons in the Northern Cook County, Illinois region. Worked as a government liaison with multiple educational outlets and companies throughout the region. 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
JUNE, 1980- J.D., with honors, JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL. Member of Law Review.
Publication; “The McDonald’s Antitrust Litigation: Real Estate Tying Agreements in Trademark Franchising, The John Marshall Law Review, Volume 13, Spring 1980, Number 3.

JUNE 1973- B.A., Sociology, minor, Psychology, HERBERT H. LEHMAN COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, 1972- TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, Junior year study abroad program.
ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER

Trial and appellate counsel in thousands of criminal and civil cases. Handled misdemeanor and felony charges, including motions, preliminary hearings and appeals. Handle hundreds of paternity civil matters

REFERENCES
Larry M. Dreyfus, Esq.
175 East Delaware Place
Suite 4819
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Mark H. Barinholtz, Esq.
55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3600
Chicago, Illinois 60603


PERSONAL
Married to Tara Zinger, Middle School educator in River Forest Illinois. Father of twins, Noah and Sophia Zinger, freshman at Oak Park River Forest High School. Resident of Oak Park, Illinois for past decade. Born and raised in Bronx, New York.

312-782-9467

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