Billy Martin: Monica's Minister Of Defense

It was no accident last Thursday that after six hours of testimony, Monica Lewinsky came down from the third floor of the courthouse, exited the elevator and walked right up to Billy Martin. In a legal team known for big egos or big reputations, Martin, 48, is the quietest--and closest--counsel to Monica and her family. He, more than anyone else, has been calling the shots, approving the strategy and holding the family members' nervous hands in the painful public airing of private moments. He is their Minister of Defense.

If Martin is, as Lewinsky's spokeswoman Judy Smith says, "one of...

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