If you have yet to watch the devastating Netflix series Making a Murderer, which looks at the arrest, exoneration, and second arrest of Steven Avery, you're missing out. But the complicated case is still very much in the works, and perhaps because of the series' hype, Avery has now found himself with new legal representation.
The 10-episode series closely follows Avery, who spent 18 years in jail for sexually assaulting a woman, a crime he was later exonerated for due to DNA evidence. However, in the midst of a lawsuit against Manitowoc County in Wisconsin, he was accused of murdering Teresa Halbach, a photographer who was last seen on his property.
In a press release from Friday it was announced that Avery would now be represented by the Law Firm of Kathleen Zellner and Associates. Kathleen Zellner has taken on many high profile clients in the past, and the release states asserts, "The Zellner Law Firm is looking forward to adding Mr. Avery to its long list of wrongful conviction exonerations." In addition to Zellner, local counsel Tricia Bushnell will assist with the case.
Although Avery pleaded not guilty for the murder of Halbach, he was convicted back in 2007. While he has since appealed, the verdict hasn't changed.