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Dean Strang

Jan 12, 2024

Steven Avery’s legal team files appellate brief

Chicagoland-based attorney Kathleen Zellner, legal counsel for Steven Avery, filed a motion Friday with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals-District II, seeking alternative remedies after previous requests for a new trial and evidentiary hearing were denied in August by a Sheboygan County judge.

Steven Avery
Mar 3, 2022

Strang, Buting want clemency for Dassey

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting have sent a letter to Gov. Tony Evers urging him to exercise his constitutional power to free Brendan Dassey by commuting his sentence.

Nov 22, 2021

Rittenhouse lawyers’ trial playbook: Don’t ‘crusade,’ defend

Soon after a Wisconsin jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him, defense attorney Mark Richards took a swipe at his predecessors, telling reporters that their tactics — leaning into Rittenhouse's portrayal as a rallying point for the right to carry weapons and defend oneself — were not his.

Convicting A Murderer
Oct 19, 2018

Steven Avery lawyers help start non-profit to reform use of forensic science

A University of Wisconsin Law School professor and Steven Avery’s former lawyers have begun a non-profit foundation dedicated to reforming how forensic science is used in the criminal-justice system.

Aug 24, 2018

Crossing the aisle: Lawyers find prosecutors, government defense attorneys not so different

Contrary to what some might assume, Rusk County District Attorney Annette Barna didn't find her transition from being the only public defender in Rusk County to the top prosecutor to be a huge leap.

Jun 8, 2017

Prosecutors: No merit to Avery trial request

Prosecutors say there's no merit to a request for a new trial for a Wisconsin man who was the subject of the hit Netflix series "Making a Murderer."

Mar 10, 2017

Foundry, supervisors indicted in asbestos exposure probe (UPDATE)

Grede Foundry and three supervisors have been indicted for allegedly obstructing an investigation into asbestos exposure to workers at the company's now-shuttered facility in Berlin.

Wisconsin Supreme Court
Oct 9, 2016

Attorneys demand return of John Doe documents, investigation

Attorneys who fought a now-closed probe into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to order prosecutors to return all documents seized in the case and order an investigation into who leaked some of them to a newspaper.

Dean Strang
Sep 12, 2016

Strang: Pay for court-appointed defense lawyers ‘an insult’

One of the attorneys who represented Steven Avery in his murder trial nearly a decade ago is calling the $40-an-hour rate that court-appointed lawyers get to defend indigent clients "an insult."

Feb 8, 2016

Avery defense team to headline trial attorney events

A civil rights attorney and a criminal defense attorney featured in a recent Netflix series will be the keynote speakers at a seminar hosted by the state's plaintiff attorneys association.

Mar 11, 2015

Attorney tries to persuade committee to OK John Doe bill

An attorney trying to stop a John Doe investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups is trying to persuade a legislative committee to adopt a Republican bill constraining such probes.

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