“Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery has found a new lawyer in Chicago-area attorney Kathleen Zellner, who specializes in helping the wrongly convicted.
Avery, who is currently serving life in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach, will now be represented by Zellner and Tricia Bushnell, legal director of the Midwest Innocence Project.
Zellner’s law firm said in a statement Friday it will assume “the full and complete representation of Avery in all of his pending criminal matters.”
“The Zellner Law Firm is looking forward to adding Mr. Avery to its long list of wrongful conviction exonerations,” Zellner’s statement read.
The announcement comes just after Avery’s former lawyer Dean Strang told TheWrap that there was a “mass” of potential new evidence to exonerate him.
“I’d be focused on possible newly discovered evidence,” said Strang, who has “remained informally involved” in Avery’s case following his conviction. “And that, at the moment, will require sifting through and ranking by priority the leads, ideas [and] possibilities that have arrived in a mass from emails and calls since the film came out.”