An Illinois law firm says it will work to prove Steven Avery, who’s serving life in prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach, was wrongfully convicted.
Kathleen T. Zellner and Associates in Downers Grove says it’s taking “full and complete representation of Steven Avery in all of his pending criminal matters.”
The law firm will be assisted by Wisconsin counsel Tricia Bushnell of the Midwest Innocence Project.
Avery’s case is the subject of a new, popular Netflix series, “Making a Murderer.”
Bushnell represented Joseph Frey, who was convicted in 1991 of raping a UW-Oshkosh student. With new DNA testing, Frey’s conviction was vacated and he was freed in 2013.
Earlier this week, Avery’s girlfriend told Action 2 News she was pursuing an attorney who she says is considered the best in the country to represent Avery.
Zellner and Associates has won 17 wrongful conviction exonerations, mostly through DNA testing, according to its web site.
“The Zellner Law Firm is looking forward to adding Mr. Avery to its long list of wrongful conviction exonerations,” the firm wrote in a news release Friday.