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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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Carl    

Wouldn't surprise me if the real story is Shawn Holley got sick and tired of Lindsay. She has a ton of high profile clients, so its not like she needs the money from Lindsay.

546 days ago
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Snerkles    

I'd venture to say that Lindsay owes Holley a great deal of money, and firing her is Lohan's way of avoiding payment...as usual.

546 days ago
18.

Greygoose125    

You get what you pay for - looks like Lindsey will finally end up in jail.

546 days ago
19.

Jen    

Good luck now bitch.

546 days ago
20.

Cheryl A.    

HA HA What an ass!!! I hope this dude gets her thrown in the slammer for life!!

546 days ago
21.

FresnoBullpup    

Bet Holley is going out to celebrate tonight. Can't blame her either. Dumb move Lilo.

546 days ago
22.

Fools Rush In    

The new attorney may be working pro bono for the publicity aspect. How many times have we heard she is broke and how would she continue to pay Shawn Holley if that is true?

546 days ago
23.

Vinsetta    

Did she fire her or did Lohan simply run out of funds? It's usually the other way around with these stories. Either way, she looks like a moron.

546 days ago
24.

LA Native    

OK, this is huge. Get the popcorn, its SHOWTIME!

546 days ago
25.

Hobie    

Lindsay owes Holley lost of cash and sees it as a way to avoid cutting a check

546 days ago
26.

sister_mary_rotten_crotch    

Well that is just stupid of her to do. but hey, maybe its the fact she can't AFFORD Shawn that prompted this.

546 days ago
27.

Nobrows    

Nobody every said this girl was smart. And she just keeps proving it.

546 days ago
28.

Rosie55    

Good! Now you can go to Jail where you belong, you stupid C U N T

546 days ago
29.

Becky    

Holy **** that is one stupid girl.

546 days ago
30.

Vinsetta    

Bbbbbbuuuut I thought Shawn and Lindsay were close friends? Shawn was going to visit Lindsay in jail, right NIcole?

546 days ago
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