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Lindsay Lohan

Fires Attorney Shawn Holley

1/14/2013 3:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan
has made one of the worst decisions of her life ... firing Shawn Holley -- the lawyer who has kept her out of jail multiple times -- and hired a New York lawyer, who was suspended from practicing law for 5 years back in 1994 ... sources tell TMZ.

Lohan is facing criminal prosecution in both California and New York.  Attorney Mark Heller is repping Lindsay in the NYC assault case. Shawn Holley was repping LiLo in L.A. in her multiple criminal cases -- most recently the car crash where she allegedly lied to cops. 

It's a stunning development -- given that Holley has taken heat for being too effective, keeping Lindsay out of the pokey in the jewelry heist case as well as several probation violation cases. And she's almost magically made some criminal investigations disappear.

Sources connected with the L.A. prosecution of Lindsay tell TMZ ... Heller -- who according to the New York Times has been called a "menace to the public" by some lawyers -- sent a letter to Holley saying he was now repping her on all criminal matters.

Bad timing on Lindsay's part, because sources tell us ... Holley was literally on her way to the courthouse when Heller sent his letter -- she was trying to negotiate yet another sweet settlement for Lindsay in the lying-to-cops case.

Calls to Holley were not returned.

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Alexis    

Dumbest decision ever

558 days ago
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Barbara    

Anything to delay the court case scheduled for tomorrow. Now they will say he needs time to go over the case in Calif. So foolish Lindsay.

558 days ago
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smorbie    

Wasn't she due in court tomorrow?

558 days ago
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JUDAS    

Have Charlie sheen be your attorney

558 days ago
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Italia    

Good. This time Lindsay will get something that will hopefully help her, instead of getting her off with warnings all the time. I agree with TMZ, firing Shawn Holley was the worse thing Lindsay could have done to herself.

558 days ago
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joker316    

Great maybe now they will lock her azz up ;)

558 days ago
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Nancy    

Just proves Lindsay's as sharp as a marble! Shawn Holley's worth her weight in gold and Lindsay will live to regret this.

Some wisdom for you Lindsay - DON'T SH*T WHERE YOU EAT!

558 days ago
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kimkardashianstalkingass    

Well, Shawn Holley probably doesn't take oral sex as payment for her services like LL's new lawyer will.

558 days ago
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Frankenpussy    

LMFAO This is great! She will get what is coming to her now! :P

558 days ago
10.

MichelleWW    

I hope she goes to jail. She's totally just trying to get an extension. Her lawyer will say he needs more time to prepare.

558 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

dumb, dumb, dumb,dumb, dumb.......

558 days ago
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kristina    

isnt Mark Heller the same lawyer that represented DEATHROW and SUGE KNIGHT in the 90s????? uh oh lohan!!

558 days ago
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Vinsetta    

HOW IS THAT WORKING FOR YOU NICOLE? I GUESS THIS TWO BIT POS WILL REP HER. LAMO! SHE HAS LOST HER MIND BUT CONGRATS SHAWN!!!!!!

558 days ago
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w    

what a fool

558 days ago
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awards    

Lindsay has committed legal suicide! This is her ploy to avoid jail and it won't work!

558 days ago
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