Adrianne Zahner

Adrianne Zahner, Honors Scholar, Class of 2002

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2002

Adrianne Zahner is head honcho at, an online retailer of artisan and vintage jewelry. Her daily work involves tasks she could not have anticipated as a law student, such as evaluating vintage engagement rings or mulling the proper location of elephant tusks on renderings of mother and baby necklaces. Aside from the oddities of having become a jeweler, Adrianne leads an amazing team of friendly and hard-working colleagues. Like many entrepreneurs, and is actively engaged in business planning, brand promotion, and product line development.

Before founding, Adrianne was an associate in the real estate group at DLA Piper in the Boston and Chicago offices. She has broad experience in the acquisition, disposition, and financing of commercial real estate, with particular expertise in office, retail, and industrial leasing.

Adrianne also served as a law clerk to the Honorable George Z. Singal and then to the Honorable D. Brock Hornby, both of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

During law school, Adrianne was an Executive Articles Editor on the Chicago-Kent Law Review and served as teaching assistant for Torts, Contracts, and Property courses. She graduated second in her law school class, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received the Bar and Gavel award for outstanding community service.

Adrianne earned her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1999, having double-majored in Social Thought & Political Economy (STPEC) and Women's Studies.

Adrianne is admitted to the bars of Illinois, Maine and Massachusetts. She lives with her family in Portland, Maine. To get in touch with Adrianne, email