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Robert Shapiro

Will Rep Lindsay Lohan

7/14/2010 8:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned famed lawyer Robert Shapiro will represent Lindsay Lohan in her jail saga, but we're told Shapiro's plan is not to appeal Lindsay's 90-day jail sentence.

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Sources say Shapiro, who was part of the team that successfully repped O.J. Simpson, will try to convince Judge Marsha Revel to put Lindsay in a rehab facility and either eliminate or minimize jail.

Shapiro, whose son died of a drug overdose in 2005, has a lot of experience with rehab facilities and we're told he has a specific plan for Lindsay, and a specific place in mind -- a live-in rehab facility in which Shapiro is involved.  Shapiro created a foundation to help people deal with drug and alcohol problems, named after his son -- The Brent Shapiro Foundation.

Shapiro was hired in a nick of time.  Lindsay is supposed to turn herself in on Tuesday.

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76.

vindog    

RS made a deal with the Devil I guess. Becasue Kardashian, Baily, and Cochoran are all dead, and you know what they say, a dead lawyer is the best lawyer.
Shapiro helped get a double murderer off, for killing his wife brutally and, just a nice guy in Ron Goldman too! Robert Shapiro knew his client was guilty too, just look at their faces when the idiot jury gave their verdict. They were in shock.
Why? Because he could stand for her not to have to depend on him and be happy by herself.
F-Robert Shapiro, also boycott his legal website.

1508 days ago
77.

Paul Whittaker    

Jail is not as rough as Lindsay thinks; I'd choose it over rehab any day (because you have freedom of speech, don't have to go to AA, don't have to go to "aftercare"). Lindsay should stop pleading "recovery" in order to escape the consequences of her behavior, learn to drink and drug without getting caught, do her time and get on with her life. Her number one priority should be to free herself from the clutches of the rehab industry which is out to kill her.

1508 days ago
78.

Shea    

The judge and the DA would be crazy to go for Shapiro's pleas.
Public sentiment is against Lindsay getting away with this. Get her into jail, the rest of us would have to go too.

1508 days ago
79.

Zra    

send her to one of those lockdown rehaps out in the desert where people die. give her a 2 year stint.

1508 days ago
80.

Zra    

give her 2 years in a lockdown rehap - at her expense.

1508 days ago
81.

Celia J Hernandez    

I hope Lindsay really sees this..you are a beautiful girl..that being said..you're going about this fame thing all wrong..less is more..if you were soft and demure you might get the attention you deserve as opposed to what your currently settling for. I saw a picture of you w/a copy of Toxic Friends and yet you are on your way (supposedly) w/Samantha Ronson which at the very least looks like she has AIDS or is a major coke or meth head..I really don't care what her thoughts about this comment is I'm making. I will be 50yrs old the day after tomorrow and I have forgot about more things than you will ever do. I just hope you live long enough to have some of my "NOW" happiness which is my daughter and two grandchildren. Do the right thing and you could still save yourself and your career..
Sign me an observant grandma.

1508 days ago
82.

JayVegas    

Funny. Li-Ho and mama don't realize that Old-Dude Shapiro is just looking to make sure the hot mess goes to rehab but good. Li-Ho will end up in rehab for a year plus w/this geezer. She is in for the shock of her life...

1508 days ago
83.

Zra    

give her the choice between current sentence and 2 years in a lockdown rehab at her own expense.

1508 days ago
84.

Zra    

give her the option, current sentence or 2 years at a lockdown type rehab at her own expense.

1508 days ago
85.

Matt    

Screw that, burn her a$$ up! she needs jail time, lil miss priss..tired of these fake stars crying like babies...if you didnt deserve jail, than you wouldnt be going..shes a skid row skid stain

1508 days ago
86.

Kimberly    

I dont see how he can convince the judge not to let lindsay serving 90 days jail sentence? lindsay needs to learn, and shut up do your time!

1508 days ago
87.

UnknownUser    

If they offered her a bottle of Soho Lychee Liqueur after jail time, you can be assure, she would have endured the 23 days. But there's no point to spend 4 months (jail+rehab] without having any occasion to self-destruct and get wasted.

1508 days ago
88.

windrider    

If this is *real* rehab and not celebrity rehab, the judge might consider allowing Lohan to spend all 180 days in rehab in lieu of 90/jail and 90/rehab. For someone with extensive addictions like hers, it takes six months to fully detox and get her brains out of hock before she can even be able to start grasping and practicing the principles of real recovery. And it would get her away from her enablers, her mother being the worst of the lot.

This may be her last shot. She doesn't strike me as somebody who can go in and out of rehab a dozen times and then finally recover. If she doesn't grab this opportunity and learn from it, we'll be reading her obituary sooner rather than later.

1508 days ago
89.

Ashley    

No! She should go to jail and then rehab like the Judge ordered her to. If the judge does change the order and she's allowed to either minimize or skip jail completely then I think every other regular person in her situation should also be given the same choice/opportunity.

1508 days ago
90.

bring back recent posts    

yep....windrider...so sad...creepy...its like watchin ANS story unfold, only dif chapters with this one...

1508 days ago
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