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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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46.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
NOT SHAWN
NOOOO

625 days ago
47.

anony    

This is great. Brings her closer to jail time, which is what she deserves so we can all forget about her.

625 days ago
48.

Wow ...    

Hmm, I wonder if SH will take Lindsay back, when it all backfires on Lindsay!?!?

625 days ago
49.

Majestik    

I'd love for Heller to walk into court today and ask for an extension and the judge tells him to get his shyte together, be there tomorrow morning pronto or else.

625 days ago
50.

Quinn    

I don't think anyone ever accused her of being smart.

625 days ago
51.

Sally    

Let's just hope that Ms. Holley will not return to represent Lindsay if Lindsay changes her mind and wants Ms. Holley back.

625 days ago
52.

seamus     

Stupid Bitcho went from the major leagues to the farm leages- unless Holley is letting Bitcho save face and it is actually Holley letting go of a client that cannot afford her any longer. But why is this starting to look like Anna Nicole and her lawyer/s***bag situation?

625 days ago
53.

Hot Farts    

TRANSLATION: SHE COULD NOT PAY HER

Number of days does not matter. 30 to 60 days will cook her goose, but even a year in jail WILL NOT CHANGE HER...My interest here is that she be treated as a repeat offender meaning she needs to fight her case from jail and DO THE COURTLINE

BEND OVER AND COUGH A FEW TIMES LINDSAY FOR ALL OF THE TIMES YOU HAVE CAUSED OTHERS PAIN AND DEMORALIZATION...HOPE YOU ARE ON YOUR PERIOD ON THE WAY BACK FROM COURT...BEND OVER ETC.

625 days ago
54.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Can Heller practice in CA? This doesn't sound right.

625 days ago
55.

amazinglybored    

Off to jail, it's off to jail she goes. She probably can't afford Holley anymore.

625 days ago
56.

Katye_M    

So, apparently Lindsey believes like the rest of us...it's past time she goes to jail. Good job Lindsey!

625 days ago
57.

Vinsetta    

She is gonna change her mind and beg Holley to come back.

625 days ago
58.

Hot Farts    

Most reputable attorneys cut loose those that cause them grief...BELIEVE IT - SHE WAS NOT FIRED BUT SUBBED OUT AFTER TOO MUCH BS AND NO PAYMENT

625 days ago
59.

Yup    

This is what happens when you're an arrogant, entitled, dumbass with sh*t for brains and coke addicted; she's as stupid as f*ck. I hope it cost her time in jail, bankrupts her and causes her to be blackballed from the industry; I hope she gets beaten down in jail daily, and finally hits bottom. The cost of those blowj*bs she's being paid for is going to plummet...

625 days ago
60.

StarryStarryNight    

can he ask for a delay since he's new to these charges?

625 days ago
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