Communications consultant John Zelezny is a corporate public relations executive and California attorney, specializing in issues management, legal PR, personal PR plans, ghost writing, and talent contracts. He also is a scholar on freedom of expression and the First Amendment and has authored six editions of Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media.


Zelezny’s career began as a news reporter and photojournalist. In the decades since, he has taught more than 3,000 university students, served as chairman of the journalism & mass communication department at a state university, authored “moot court” problems for the State Bar of California, played host to a CBS “60 Minutes” investigation, managed a $4 million corporate communications budget, and crafted a Code of Ethics for the Free Speech Coalition.

John Zelezny is especially interested in consulting assignments that help launch businesses, recast reputations, or promote constructive dialog on public issues.