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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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61.

StarryStarryNight    

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

562 days ago
62.

VictoriaGirl    

I bet Holley is praising the lord for finally being rid of lohan.

562 days ago
63.

Dino     

Loca Lohan probably doesn't have the money to afford Holley !

562 days ago
64.

Hot Farts    

This atty will go in PRO HAC VICE or she will not be represented by retained counsel

562 days ago
65.

Nancy    

Wonderful news. JUSTICE, by which I mean Lindsay will FINALLY do some serious jail time, will be done.

562 days ago
66.

Vinsetta    

LIke Levin said just now, who is going to be in court for her tomorrow at 8:30? Lohan is in Europe and Heller is in NYC.

562 days ago
67.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

I have a feeling SCH told her the cold, hard facts that she would go to jail. She fired Holley before when she was facing a 90 day jail stint. Unlike last time, like Shapiro told her she was going to jail, this Heller twit is telling her he'll get her out of going to jail which he won't but he LOVES those cameras . . .

562 days ago
68.

Hot Farts    

He is repping her for free for the notariety and Shawn asked to be paid.

562 days ago
69.

exlax    

all 3-some of them get the biggest loser award for 2013

562 days ago
70.

steak man     

Sex equals a free lawyer.

562 days ago
71.

pat    

Lawyer shows up for court.


Requests a continuance cuz he's new to the case.


She walks in and walks out with a new date. Probably a month.


She knows she's going to jail for sure for sure. She's just delaying it as long as she can ( her lawyer can ) She may even fire him.


Now comes the lawsuit from Holley for payment.


The California judicial system and the population deserve Lohan for putting up with this nonsense.

562 days ago
72.

Meow    

Just when you think she couldn't get any dumber....

*le sigh*

562 days ago
73.

Herman Munster    

Loblow is a dumb c..t and every American prays she will die soon so we don't have to hear about her ever again.

562 days ago
74.

Phreaky    

Are you kidding? This is the GREATEST decision ever! She'll go to jail now!

562 days ago
75.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

I can't believe she did this. Wow.

562 days ago
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