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Addison Kane Zielinski



Addison Zielinski offers clients guidance throughout the litigation process across industries. She assists in pre-trial proceedings, trial, and appellate proceedings.

Prior Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Addison served a two-year term as a law clerk for the Hon. James Patrick Hanlon at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. In that capacity, she researched and drafted orders on complex civil and criminal issues.  She also prepared the Judge for bench and jury trials and hearings in civil and criminal matters.

Addison also served as an Honors Program intern in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, where she assisted with investigations into violations of federal securities laws, and conducted legal research, drafted memoranda, and assisted with document review.

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Addison enjoys thrifting, Pilates, and accomplishing small renovation projects in her 108-year-old Meridian Kessler home. She is a proud aunt of four nieces and nephews.

Related Legal Services


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Hon. James Patrick Hanlon, 2021-2023


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude (2021)

Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
B.A. in Quantitative Economics, with highest distinction (2016)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association – Judicial Law Clerk Group Executive Committee (Co-Chair of Education, 2022-23)

Civic Activities

  • Charles A. Tindley School – Mock Trial Coach, 2022-23


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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