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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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exlax    

her attonerys look like they had a party with her parents for the last month

458 days ago
257.

Hot Farts    

Locans McDing Dong...do that COURTLINE!!!!

Deputy Hardazz stop eyeballing me
I do not belong here and so let me be
I cannot strip down now my asthma you see
"take everything off bitch" Im the head deputy
Now stand there and put your arms in the air
run your fingers through that straw you call hair
bend over and spread apart your vagina and azz
using your fingers and save the poor me gasp
while you are spreading the foul odor is rough
now stick the position you smel hurry up and cough

458 days ago
258.

Marla    

Unfortunately, Lindsey hasn't shown any expertise in making good life choices before-----WHY am I not suprised?

458 days ago
259.

exlax    

who hires her judges or pays them?

458 days ago
260.

dreamon    

New thread......

458 days ago
261.

exlax    

how does a felon get passports? tsa would love to feel her up!

458 days ago
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renee    

She probably can't afford her.

458 days ago
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cindy    

Is this guy even admitted in California?

458 days ago
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JC    

C'mon, really??? Dumbest decision ever??? I'm thinking all the decisions that got her into court in the first place were far dumber.

458 days ago
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Shellee Hale    

Lindsay can't afford her and doesn't deserve her - this is probably the best letter Shawn Holley could have got!

458 days ago
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quedog    

always choose the lowest dirtiest lawyer, since they all fit that description it might be a little hard

458 days ago
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exlax    

shawn called an she want sams stap on back

458 days ago
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joseph white    

GIRL you are one hot MESS!!!!! soon they just might ask her to leave the country.ll

458 days ago
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exlax    

she should do lez on a dik and make money to pay charlie and the irs back

458 days ago
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LISA    

I really hope this is true. If Mark Heller is going to represent Lilo from now on, then we are in for a real treat! Apparently, he is a huge media whore. There is more gossip on this guy than Linds herself! I wish TMZ included that clip of him talking about the New York assault case. Here’s another little snippet I found on him:


According to an article in the New York Times in May 2010, “He (Mark Heller) has been disparaged and roundly dressed down by clients and judges alike, called a ‘menace to the public,’ ‘shockingly cavalier and abusive’ and rife with ‘puffery’ by a disciplinary panel that recommended his five-year suspension in the mid-1990s.

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