It’s not quite a dream team, but it’s clear that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is preparing for a potential legal nightmare.
According to Nick Underhill of MassLive.com, Hernandez has hired Jamie Sultan, an experienced criminal defense lawyer whose experience fits Herndanez’s potential needs more closely than that of Michael Fee, the big-firm white-collar criminal defense specialist. Per Underhill, Sultan was seen leaving Hernandez’s home on Tuesday. Fee separately told Underhill that Sultan’s firm is serving as co-counsel.
Sultan, with an undergraduate degree from Yale and a law degree from Harvard, has more than 30 years experience defending clients against criminal charges and, as his online bio explains, “fend[ing] off charges against clients under investigation.”
For now, Hernandez needs some good fending. Eventually, he may need some good defending. Either way, Sultan’s experience suggests that he’s better equipped than Fee to handle the situation.