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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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286.

Glenda     

Shawn knows Lindsay well enough to know what's going on and if she is asked back I think Shawn will agree, based on the fact it gives her another paycheck and she is not a stupid woman. I am sure Lindsay probably was involved in the decision because if someone forged her signature that would have been a big issue in this story. Lindsay is not the sharpest tac and this proves it.

650 days ago
287.

superchicken    

I hope she managed to get some actual money for all her hard work.

650 days ago
288.

Ivan in Phoenix    

Shawn Holley will be on LiLo's upcoming Bankruptcy filing as someone LiLo owes a shload money to. I wonder how much she owes SH?

650 days ago
289.

KimKnLohanRSlutbags    

La Hoe Han couldn't afford that Rockstar of a lawyer she had. I would hire her to get me off literally. This new lawyer is a shady and a liar just like her this will definitely be the end of this escapist creature!

650 days ago
290.

GreyWolf    

I bet Shawn is happy.

650 days ago
291.

Peace82    

Run Miss Holley!!! Your now free from trying to save this girl from her lies and constant criminal behavior. Change your number so she can't come running back to you when this arrangement fails.

650 days ago
292.

HoTMZ    

Good decision. Hopefully her new lawyer will get her locked up and Holly can defend more deserving people.

650 days ago
293.

Pierre from Canada    

Hopefully, she will be sent away for a long period of time in order to get treatment for drug, alcohol and mental problems until such time as her doctors are satisfied she is on the road to recovery.

Lindsay, look at your self and face your demons by getting the help you need to save your life.

650 days ago
294.

Vladi    

Who knows what goes on inside her scattered brain? I'm glad she fired her atty; maybe the next attorney won't be as smart/bright to keep getting her off of crimes she commits. Why doesn't the '3 strikes you're out' apply to her? I hope she gets the help she needs. Maybe jail time (real jail time!) and going to AA/NA meetings while in there might spark some sense of reality in her instead of a sense of entitlement.

650 days ago
295.

Vladi    

Who knows what goes on inside her scattered brain? I'm glad she fired her atty; maybe the next attorney won't be as smart/bright to keep getting her off of crimes she commits. Why doesn't the '3 strikes you're out' apply to her? I hope this new attorney is not as smart/bright as the one she fired. It's about time she did some time for the crimes she committed. Why doesn't the '3 strikes you're out' apply to her. She really needs help. Maybe in jail, she can go to AA/NA meetings and get a sense of reality instead a sense of entitlement.

650 days ago
296.

Marvin    

Here's my two cents.... Lindsay's attorney has been working pro-bono for publicity and there isn't any bill. LiLO will rock the concrete carpet in the morning...she will be there......with her attorney Ms Holley.....

650 days ago
297.

liz    

very good decision she made... now throw her in jail, it is long overdue. The judges thinks she is untouchables.

649 days ago
298.

RElle    

Awesome, pretty soon we get to see porno Lindsay

649 days ago
299.

lmk1979    

Bye Bye Lindsey

649 days ago
300.

Jhannize    

hahahaha... a f**** up like her this must be good!

649 days ago
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