Jan. 6, 2016: Avery gets a new lawyer
In early January 2016, Avery hired a new lawyer to oversee his case. Who landed the high-profile job? Kathleen T. Zellner of Zellner Law Firm in Downers Grove, Illinois. The attorney is known for her hand in helping to overturn 17 past convictions.
Her hiring was announced via a press release, which read, “The Zellner Law Firm is looking forward to adding Mr. Avery to its long list of wrongful conviction exonerations.”