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 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.
Attorney Elliot R. Zinger of Elliot R. Zinger, P.C. and Wallace "Gator" Bradley, Urban Translator and President of the United In Peace, Inc. organization, discuss wrongful conviction cases in the United States and the revolutionary work that the State's Attorney's Integrity Units are doing nationwide, including the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office.
According to a recently published article, Illinois is now one of the three leading states in the United States exonerating wrongfully convicted men and women, along with New York and Texas. Also discussed is the case of Mark Maxson, a man who has been imprisoned for the past 23 years. Maxson's case involved the murder and rape of a young boy on the far South Side of Chicago. Although members of the Chicago Crime lab testified that blood evidence as well as pubic hair evidence found on the victim excluded both Maxson and the victim, Maxson was convicted of this horrible crime.
"We look forward to the re-opening of the case for DNA testing," Zinger recently stated. "DNA testing was non-existent 23 years ago, but could now help determine who the real killer is." Attorney Zinger represents many of the Jon Burge Torture victims who insist that they were wrongfully convicted. Many have spent decades of their lives in the penitentiary.
Now, due to the emergence of DNA testing, and the commitment of the State’s Attorney Conviction Integrity Units, these wrongfully convicted victims have new hope that they will finally be exonerated and allowed return to society to re-establish relationships, and live whatever life they have left with dignity.
If you or a loved-one has been wrongfully arrested or convicted of a crime, feel free to contact Attorney Elliot Zinger at: (312) 782-9464 To contact Wallace Gator Bradley, Community Activist and Urban Translator, call: (312) 371-6914
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