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Lindsay Lohan -- Lawyered Up!

7/10/2010 4:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ Lindsay Lohan has settled on a new lawyer -- and she went all the way to Chicago to find him.

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We're told Lindsay will hire Stuart V. Goldberg, a criminal defense attorney from the Windy City. Goldberg met with Lindsay -- along with her sister and Ali and mother Dina -- for about six hours yesterday.

Lindsay, we're told, called Stuart herself and asked him to fly out to Los Angeles.

Lohan is supposed to surrender to the court by July 20, so Goldberg has his work cut out for him.

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61.

Chia    

Lindsey is an idiot, so not to sure what the big deal is that she picked him herself.

1503 days ago
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Cravin Morehead    

Expensive way to have representation...and equally bad idea. From the looks of him and considering her rumored financial situation, he must be taking out some fees in trade!

1503 days ago
63.

WMB    

Goldman's concentration is in the specifics of lawful Search and Seizure; specifically controlled substance seizure. This is more looking ahead to the "cocaine that wasn't mine" found in the pants pocket "that weren't mine." Who's going to handle her probationary sentencing appeal issues? Shouldn't this be more of a California bar type of attorney? I know he's a criminal defense attorney, but this makes no sense. FYI: His website states he has completed 28 jury trials within the last 2 years winning NEARLY every one. Good Luck.

1503 days ago
64.

tracker    

too little.too late.....

1503 days ago
65.

kitten    

This is yet another "Lohan Smokescreen". He has NOT been retained to represent Lindsay. The Lohan's learned long ago that effective PR is 99% "Smoke & Mirrors". And clearly it still works. Its all BS.

This guy is a "screenwriter" in addition to practicing law. He is NOT certified, however, to practice law in California. Generally, attorneys have to take a bar exam in each state to be qualified to try a case or practice law. When they take a bar exam, it is to practice law, and obtain a license to practice in whatever state they take the exam.

1503 days ago
66.

Howdy    

I don't understand why some of y'all are getting so hostile over her hiring a new lawyer. Her lawyer quit so she would need someone to still represent her in the case. Once she files for an appeal and there is evidence that she is trying to get out of jail instead of just speculation, then you can bitch her out.

1503 days ago
67.

Louis    

Oh this outta be good...she's got to be kidding me.

1503 days ago
68.

LSU2008    

Mr. Goldberg is obviously doing this to promote his novel with hopes of getting a screen deal for it. For those of you that think Lohan can not pay for this it is irrelevant--I think we can all agree Goldberg is a smart man and realizes the publicity in itself will be more than rewarding to entertain Lohan's ridiculous behavior/needs (and to request an appeal to the court's ruling). Good move, Goldberg.

1503 days ago
69.

Good riddance!    

This is great news! Blohan is absolutely going to bury herself in legal bills!!! Between the huge amount of lawsuits she is already in and all the legal costs from losing cases and burning through lawyers, she is only going to drag herself further under!

1503 days ago
70.

what    

SAVE THE ROOM IN THE JAILS FOR RAPIST.LEAVE HER ALONE. SHE IS ONLY HURTING HERSELF.SUCH A WAIST OF THE CRIMES THAT NEED TO BE STOPPED.

1503 days ago
71.

Sammie    

If her appeal is successful, I hope the judge sends her straight to rehab (like that worked the other 3 times, this being #4). If she gets out of this one, it will just go to show you need to be rich, a celeb or both and you never do the time. Esp. in Hollywood. That's just for us little people.

1503 days ago
72.

Benasi    

Wow he's orange....should get along fine with the rest of the fruits.

1503 days ago
73.

Trevor    


She'll get off with a minor fine just like all the other rich celebs. Remember, the is LA, no justice.

1503 days ago
74.

Kathy    

He kind of looks like Martin Short.

1503 days ago
75.

Dallas    


Hmmm, we will see what the good jewish attorney has to offer.

1503 days ago
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