Kathleen Zellner is an American attorney who is known for working with clients like Steven Avery and the serial killer Larry Eyler. She is the outspoken attorney for Making a Murderer 2’s Steven Avery. As of 2018, Kathleen Zellner net worth is estimated to be around $15 million.
Kathleen was born on May 7, 1957 in Midland, Texas. She attended Marquette University and then moved to Concordia University in Canada. She studied law at Northern Illinois University where she graduated in 1983.
In 1993, she began working with her law firm. She has been an attorney for more than 26 years in the Chicago area. Zellner has secured the exoneration of 17 men and won almost $90 million from wrongful conviction and medical malpractice lawsuits. She also defended Ryan Ferguson, who spent 10 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a Missouri Murder.
In 1990, Zellner was appointed to defend serial killer Larry Eyler. He was facing a death penalty for the murder of 15 year old boy. convinced Eyler to admit to her all of his killings, including 21 unsolved murders, and allowed her to release the names before his death. In 1994, Eyler died and she gave the information to the authorities.
Some of the clients, she has represented are Joseph Burrows, Alprentiss Nash and Kevin Fox.
Kathleen Zellner Net Worth: $15 million