LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Michael Vick’s high-profile legal team must master public-relations challenges, as much as legal hurdles, in the NFL star’s potentially career-ending trial on federal dogfighting charges, MSNBC reports.
“Obviously, it’s a nightmare,” said lawyer Mark J. Geragos, who represents Barry Bonds’ personal trainer Greg Anderson, who’s in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating Bonds’ alleged perjury. “Probably the biggest thing you’ve got to do is focus on the client and, as best you can, prepare them for going through something like this.”
That will be the responsibility of Billy Martin of Washington, D.C., who will lead Vick’s legal team. His previous clients have included Monica Lewinsky and the parents of slain Washington intern Chandra Levy. He and another member of the team, Daniel R. Meachum of Atlanta, also have represented actor Wesley Snipes.