Vinson’s family issue a statement confirming they have retained Martin:
[We] are troubled by some of the negative public comments and media coverage that mischaracterize Amber and her actions. Suggestions that she ignored any of the physician and government-provided protocols recommended to her are patently untrue and hurtful. In the interest of Amber and our family, we have retained esteemed attorney Billy Martin to provide us with legal counsel during this unfortunate and troubling time.
Martin’s past clients are reported to include Michael Vick and Larry Craig.