Making A Murderer 2 lawyer Kathleen Zellner has filed a lawsuit against her former client, Lathierial Boyd. As the Inquisitr reported, Boyd sued Zellner for $20 million, claiming the wrongful convictions specialist botched his civil case after he spent over 20 years behind bars for a fatal shooting outside a Chicago nightclub. Now Newsweek has gotten a hold of Zellner's countersuit, which claims Boyd's refusal to settle for any less than $20 million pushed the case to trial where his past as a drug dealer was "fatal to his integrity."
Zellner's lawsuit also claims Boyd owes her law firm over $867,000 in legal fees and $85,000 for a loan paid on Boyd's behalf. In a statement given to the Cook County Record about Boyd's lawsuit against her, Zellner explained her former client's position.
"Mr. Boyd has a history of filing meritless claims against his former attorneys," she said.
Lathierial Boyd remains on the list of clients she has helped that is featured on Zellner's webpage. A Chicago Tribune article on his release from prison noted his sister and a Cook County sheriff's deputy confirmed he was 20 miles away from the nightclub at the time of the murder watching a basketball game. A Guardian feature goes deeper into Boyd's assertion that racist police officers railroaded him into a guilty conviction. It also touches on his civil rights case.