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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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241.

LLsez    

from 1 hour ago:
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Lindsay Lohan ‏@lindsaylohan

@googlefacts: Less than 1 in 50 of Earth's population are natural redheads.

457 days ago
242.

ilovegossip    

Oh my....where should the New Years Eve $100,000 go? Pay off Dina's foreclosure debt??? Pay off the IRS tax lien??? Make a payment to Shawn??? I wonder if she owes her management team anything? Honig??? What about all the lawsuits she's lost? Has she paid Dawn Holland yet?

The list goes on... with nary a job in sight.

457 days ago
243.

seamus     

I don't think Bitcho is drying out -I think she is to far gone and too delusional to think she has a problem.But I am wondering were she has been for the past week.

457 days ago
244.

LA Native    

New Thread

457 days ago
245.

jeannie    

I know my head is on straight whereas Loserhan is messed up but if i knew I was going to jail sooner or later I would prefer to do the time and get it over with.. it's not like she would be there a year..

457 days ago
246.

Hot Farts    

She cant afford to pay her attorney and is in arrears by 300K which means that she cannot afford bail. If she posts bail, if I were Holley I would petition the court to have the funds returned to MY FIRM instead of Tater when it is returned

457 days ago
247.

Alia    

we are all laughing but these are end days for Blohan: 1. Staring in a Lifetime Movie for anyone is a career ender unless you are Streep, Jolie, Winslet and are doing it for charity. 2. You start in a soft porn that CANNOT get a distributorship most likely due to you and your poison affect on anything you touch. 3. Hiring a lawyer that reeks SLIME from a picture and once he open's his mouth its all over...

I guess he is trying to rent a Bentley for tomorrow's court date and I guess Crackie is going to the pokey soon to be never heard from again... unless she is found dead. Its sad but true at this point.

457 days ago
248.

Hot Farts    

DIRTY DIRTY TATER

457 days ago
249.

Luv    

I hear the train a comin'
It's rollin' 'round the bend,
And I ain't seen the sunshine,
Since, I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison,
And time keeps draggin' on,

457 days ago
250.

italia    

Yeah, like Shawn Holly is crying in her milk about this one and never saw this coming. She's probably SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY about it she's sending Lohan flowers already. Lohan will need Holly before Holly ever needs her TRUST ME ON THIS ONE. Holly to Lohan...Buhbye!!!!!

457 days ago
251.

exlax    

I guess pleading guilty as charged is out of the question like laste time

457 days ago
252.

bigdaddy    

She is so stupid y would u wanna fire the lawyer that got u out of so much troublefor all those years and this is the thanks u give het your add needs jail ASAP

457 days ago
253.

Hot Farts    

She cant even afford a BK attorney! she's f'd and the Feds will get her before Shawn gets hers (most likely by putting her in club Fed)

457 days ago
254.

Hot Farts    

Not counting the many many other creditors and Hoteliers waiting to be paid, we know that Lohan owes more than $300 k in taxes come April 2013 and here is another $300K. This crazy ho stays in hotels and eats out and is in 1 mill debt minimally. There is no end in sight to the jails, prisons and institutions she will see. Here come the Feds to get their's before the attys do.
BK is eminent

457 days ago
255.

antigirlygirl    

It's not only hard out here for a pimp, but the lawyer too!

457 days ago
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