Steven H. Sadow and Bruce Harvey could face unusual obstacles in representing their non-famous clients in the likely celebrity trial of NFL star Ray Lewis, defense bar lawyers predict.

B. Michael Mears, director of the Multicounty Public Defender’s Office, says a case involving one wealthy superstar defendant and two non-celebrities places special burdens on the unknowns. If Lewis tries to shift the blame for the stabbing to his companions, Joe Sweeting and Reginald Oakley might have to overcome both the state’s case and the case of their codefendant, he says.

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