Not since “To Kill a Mockingbird’s” Atticus Finch have bespectacled defense attorneys inspired such passion.
Jerome “Jerry” Buting, 59, and Dean Strang, 55, may have lost their case defending accused murderer Steven Avery, as chronicled on the Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer,” but they won the public’s affection for their impassioned, dedicated argument.
The pair are now continuing the discussion about America’s legal system with “A Conversation on Justice,” a cross-country speaking tour that comes to the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Sunday. Strang and Buting will address the Avery case and criminal justice, as well as answer audience questions. A portion of their fees will go to national and local justice organizations.
While both continue practicing law in Wisconsin, Buting recently signed a deal with HarperCollins to write a book about the legal system and Strang will host a TV series examining flaws in noted court cases. The attorneys talked by phone from Wisconsin about “Making a Murderer,” justice, and their surprising emergence as sex symbols.
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Making A Murderer’s Dean Strang & Jerry Buting on August 8th at Celebrity Theatre. Great seats still available!