Kathleen Zellner Cases: Why ‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Was Dubbed ‘The Rescuer’

Kathleen Zellner Cases: Why ‘Making A Murderer’ Lawyer Was Dubbed ‘The Rescuer’
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All eyes are on Kathleen Zellner after her client’s nephew and co-defendant Brendan Dassey got his conviction overturned. Will the lawyer dubbed ‘The Rescuer’ be able to get the same ruling for Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery?


Zellner is set to file a major brief in her Avery’s post-conviction motion, which could prove pivotal in the quest to secure his release. The deadline for filing is on August 29, which means we might see more development on the case soon.

According to Heavy, reporters and interested parties already descended on the courthouse in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. They are currently waiting for news regarding the filing and hope to catch a glimpse of Zellner.

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The feisty and outspoken has become quite a celebrity thanks in part to Making a Murderer. Steven Avery’s supporters see her as his saving grace and are hopeful that she will finally secure his release.

Kathleen Zellner The Key To Steven Avery’s Release?

Zellner promised big revelations regarding the case and seems confident despite the seemingly insurmountable evidence against Avery. She has watched the series and her current client’s plight in a 3,000 sq. ft. home theater and was disgusted at the way he was treated.

She viewed Avery as a disposable scapegoat due to his class and previous conviction. Zellner also has a different person in mind that might have killed Teresa Halbach. According to Zellner, there is evidence that points to a different location and a different suspect.

The Chicago Lawyer Magazine coined the term ‘The Rescuer’ to describe the outspoken attorney who is leading the charge to overturn what was seen as a hopeless case for Steven Avery.

In her law firm’s website, Avery’s case is odd in a way that Avery already spent years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape before the murder of Ms. Halbach.

Kathleen Zellner graduated in 1981 from the Northern Illinois University College of Law. She has also considered being a professor instead of a lawyer. Could it be that her calling to become a lawyer was just for this pivotal moment in Making a Murderer?

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