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Alumna Kathleen Zellner ('81) Takes on Client from High-Profile Television Case

January 12, 2016

NIU Law alumna and Chicago attorney Kathleen T. Zellner ('81) is garnering media attention for taking on Steven Avery, subject of the Netflix series Making a Murderer, as a client. Zellner was profiled by entertainment website The Wrap in an article by Tim Kenneally on January 11, 2016.

Zellner has gained a reputation for defending wrongfully convicted clients and getting them exonerated as well as awarded damages. She will be working with the Midwest Innocence Project on the Avery case.

Zellner was named 2014 Person of the Year by Chicago Lawyer magazine.



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