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Lawyer Says Jon & Kate -- 'So Insignificant'

10/12/2009 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Under the category, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" ... the lawyer who stepped in to vouch for Jon Gosselin's attorney has some deep regrets today, over a case he says is "so insignificant to me."

Jon Gosselin, Mark Heller


As we first reported, attorney Michael Marino was contacted by Jon's lawyer, Mark Heller, asking for help to get admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar on a one-time-only basis. Marino tells TMZ he had never met or spoken with Heller before and thinks Heller randomly pulled his name out of a legal directory.

Marino says he agreed to do a solid for Heller and sponsor him so Heller could get permission from the judge to rep Jon.

Marino says at the time, he had no idea who Jon and Kate Gosselin were -- "The names didn't mean anything to me," Marino said, adding, "I thought it was some simple divorce case where some lawyer wanted to be introduced to the court."

Marino, who is semi-retired, says "I don't watch that kind of junk on TV. It was so insignificant to me." Marino told us when he realized the divorce was a contested mess, he wanted out, and it had nothing to do with the fact that Heller had been suspended by the New York State Bar for a variety of misdeeds.

Heller withdrew his sponsorship this past Thursday. The ball's in your court, Mark.

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31.

Politico Pablo    

The only person who's a bigger media whore than this guy, is his attorney. You just wait until he get the bill, and has to tell this attorney he can't pay this. Then he will have yet another problem.

1782 days ago
32.

Lindsay    

FIX THAT LAST SENTENCE!!!! IT MAKES NO SENSE!!!!!!!! GAWD. It is supposed to be "MARINO withdrew his sponsorship this past Thursday. The ball's in your court, Mark. DUH.


1782 days ago
33.

that.is.all    

Hannah

You are FULL of HOT AIR today. I DON'T NEED TO READ NO F N NOVEL.

1782 days ago
34.

Linda    

Who are these Jon and Kate people and why are they important.
She's not that porn star; is she? Or is it him? Anyways they are still nobody that I care about.

1782 days ago
35.

Anna    

#24.......... if it works on gophers surely it will work on these two ... where can i but it? and is there a discount if i mention Jon and Kate? LMAO

1782 days ago
36.

Anna    

TYPO! buy it lol

1782 days ago
37.

sensible grandma    

You don't sponsor someone if you don't know what is going on. Very foolish of him. Get all your facts first, than decide if you will sponsor him. Another fool lawyer. Now he is having 2nd thoughts.

1782 days ago
38.

Anna    

question here............ do the kiddos have grandparents?

1782 days ago
39.

FiFi LaRue    


36. Hannah

You are FULL of HOT AIR today. I DON'T NEED TO READ NO F N NOVEL.

Posted at 11:54AM on Oct 12th 2009 by Collin
****************************************************************

By your 5th grade use of grammar, I doubt you could even READ a novel.


Have you considered suing your brains for nonsupport?






1782 days ago
40.

Maggie    

Good Lord! I'd assumed Marino had relied on the word of someone he trusted before he sponsored Heller. Who, in their right mind, vouches to a court for a total stranger in a case about which he knows nothing?

1782 days ago
41.

FULGY    

TMZ,
The Gosselins, Jasmine Fiore, and Ryan Jenkins, are NOT celebrities

1782 days ago
42.

Terry    

Can we assume the crowd Jon has latched onto including Michael Lohan who is beginning to resemble Gloria Aldridge for loser Dad's found the lawyer for him? lol.

Happy hour at the bar takes on a new meaning for Jon

1782 days ago
43.

balls    

balls

1782 days ago
44.

cathy    

Why would any decent lawyer worth his salt, vouch for another lawyer that he has never met or has no knowledge of? Makes little sense to me. If you are sick to death of Jon and Kate read; http://beyondbitch.wordpress.com

1782 days ago
45.

bernie    

I took her side all along-yah she has her bad side, but he is challenged,incompitent-look at him, he thinks that he is all that! He's trying to make her pay cause he's such a tart-He did the nanny in their home while she was away making money....he thinks he's it just because his kids were on tv, like it's all about him-he's so ugly he better be rich-otherwise he'd have no women and why do you think she was so mean, because he can't satisfy a woman in the sac-those young chicks were drunk.

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