Parents 'Had Nothing to Do' with Baby Lisa's Disappearance, Says Lawyer

10/18/2011 at 01:30 PM EDT

Baby Lisa Case: Parents Hire High-Profile Lawyer
Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley
Mike Ransdell/The Kansas City Star/AP
The parents of missing Baby Lisa have hired a high-profile lawyer, who quickly proclaimed their innocence and said they were focused on finding the 11-month-old girl.

Joseph Tacopina – who once represented Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance – says that "there's no question in my mind" that Lisa's parents Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin "had absolutely nothing to do with the disappearance of their baby girl."

In a press conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday afternoon, Tacopina said that Bradley's admission she may have been drunk or even passed out the night her baby went missing from a crib "goes to her credibility."

"It's her being truthful," says Tacopina. "That's something that she was willing to tell the truth about even if didn't make her look great because at the end of the day, she's got nothing to hide."

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