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Lindsay Lohan

Fires Attorney Shawn Holley

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

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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linzey your dad called an said sam was on the rag again this month

654 days ago


Ok, I'm not going to believe this until I hear it from someone other than 'sources'... but I have to question whether Heller can even represent her if he isn't licensed in CA? That doesn't seem right.

Wow...the only enabler here has been Nicole. Where is everyone shooting this down??? Kind of odd.

654 days ago


I bet the plea deal from Holley involved jail time, and Heller blew smoke up Lohan's ass and told her he could get her off.

Big mistake, Lohan. You're screwed.

654 days ago


Shawn's lucky day!

654 days ago


Hi Seamus! What a BITCHO!!! You drinking this time? ;)

654 days ago


Please don't put her in jail! How could I live without more of her movies like "Dick and Liz" coming out?

654 days ago


Shawn is gonna end up on welfare that is money on the bank

654 days ago


Maddy? Nikki? Everyone...Lemon Drops??!!

654 days ago


Bye Bye Lindsay, I hope you like turkey twizzlers :)

654 days ago

kanye east    


The Lindsay Lohan Legal Shark Corporation

While their "crack" legal team had been trying desperately to keep it under wraps until the grand opening, this unpleasant situation has forced their hand, and now the entire solar system knows about Lindsay's latest endeavor. Her attorneys have more experience getting lowlife drunken, uberviolent, cocaine-fiending shoplifters a skate from prosecution than OJ's "Dream Team", Clarence Darrow, and the lawyers for Robert Blake and Casey Anthony, and put together.

They are, simply, the BEST defense that any celebrity could dare ask for.... and they better be. Their fees start at one million dollars per hour. Courthouses across the country are already beginning to quiver.

654 days ago


She is just trying to delay the hearing and the lawyer will say he needs more time but then she will hire Shawn back. Shawn needs to dump her but for good and let her fin for herself. Shawn has done so much for her and she of course does not appreciate anything she has done.

654 days ago


Shawn Holley must be happy to be rid of such a crazy client!

654 days ago

Suzy Q     

This story has forced me to return to the Prison Btch avi and change my age to 3000 something. I'm so excited Heller will be in CA! Bring shorts!

654 days ago


Good now she can go to jail for real

654 days ago



This is CRC 9.40 (c)(1)--there will be a hearing on Heller's status.

c) Application

(1)Application in superior court

A person desiring to appear as counsel pro hac vice in a superior court must file with the court a verified application together with proof of service by mail in accordance with Code of Civil Procedure section 1013a of a copy of the application and of the notice of hearing of the application on all parties who have appeared in the cause and on the State Bar of California at its San Francisco office. The notice of hearing must be given at the time prescribed in Code of Civil Procedure section 1005 unless the court has prescribed a shorter period.

654 days ago
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