A law clerk for attorney John Q. Kelly says relatives of victims Michael and Guy Bastardi have hired Kelly to represent them in court against Diane Schuler's estate. Kelly has reportedly represented clients such as the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson and the parents of missing teen Natalee Holloway.
In addition, Schuler's husband, Daniel, is being represented by a high-profile Long Island lawyer. Attorney Dominic Barbera has represented clients such as Joey Buttafuocco and Michael Lohan, Lindsay Lohan's father.
Schuler, a 36-year-old mother from West Babylon, drove the wrong way for nearly two miles on the Taconic State Parkway on July 26, before crashing into another vehicle carrying three men from Yonkers. She was returning home from a camping trip in Sullivan County.
Schuler was killed in the crash along with her two-year-old daughter and her three young nieces aged 8, 7 and 5. All three men in the other car were killed in the crash. Schuler's 5-year-old son was the only survivor.