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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Vick's Big Gun

I guess it's no surprise that when you have a lot of money, you can hire a pretty decent lawyer.

Attorney Billy Martin is an accomplished litigator, with a strong background in and out of government.

He is currently a partner in the DC based law firm Blank Rome LLC. In addition to serving as an Assistant US Attorney, he also served as a special counsel to the City of Cincinnati during a police brutality probe. He represented Monica Lewinsky's mother during the Clinton scandal, and represented the parents of Chandra Levy.

Back in 2003, the Washingtonian magazine had him at number 4 of the top 30 Washington DC lawyers:

William R. Martin (Blank Rome). Billy Martin has handled a string of cases for athletes, including the Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson, then–Washington Wizards Juwan Howard and Rod Strickland, and boxer Riddick Bowe. But he came into his own this year by successfully defending basketball player Jayson Williams on charges of aggravated manslaughter in the shooting of his driver. Not all of Martin’s work is about sports. He has represented parents of both Monica Lewinsky and murdered Washington intern Chandra Levy. This is one Billy Martin that not even George Steinbrenner would fire.

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