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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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76.

Laura    

Awesome! Perfect! Mark Heller is a complete idiot! His press conference--rabbits foot, fortune tellers and all was the funniest one I've seen in a long time! And the pitch black hair with the Dracula hair line topped it off! Way cool--Saturday Night Live--get ready!!!!

585 days ago
77.

942903    

Oh lindsay, you dick!

585 days ago
78.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Oh, poor dumb-dumb, that guy is a slimey douche nozzle.

585 days ago
79.

Dave    

I'm guessing Shawn Holley is glad to be rid of her. She definitely earned her pay with Lilo. Now maybe she can sleep in on the weekends.

585 days ago
80.

exlax    

sam is straping it on and glad she don't eat freckles no more

585 days ago
81.

J4X    

It doesn't seem possible for a person to as stupid as LiLo! WTF is she thinking?! Shawn Holley is obviously a miracle worker and Mark Heller is obviously a fame whore of Kardashian porpotion. SMFH

585 days ago
82.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Wow like 6 stories a day on this broad

585 days ago
83.

..EW..    

Lindsay probably fired Shawn Holley because she can't afford her anymore...

585 days ago
84.

Hot Farts    

Believe me Weitzman has been begging Holley to cut this Tater loose for ages. She is far too much of a loose cannon and causes his firm disrepute

585 days ago
85.

Hot Farts    

Weitzman's firm= you pay to play and no ticky no laundry

585 days ago
86.

SCANDAL    

shawn Holley.....Free at last, Free at last...thank god almighty you are free at last!!

585 days ago
87.

seamus     

Did Lindsay ever come back from London? Has she been there all of this time? Or did she come home and go back? At least when she is running people down and getting arrested we know were she is.

585 days ago
88.

Rob    

The entire Lohan tribe are jokes. There is always another side to the story which takes time to be revealed with these devious people. Most likely Lohan owes her a ton of money and by switching lawyers in her goofy brain she no longer owes the money.

585 days ago
89.

Troi    

W0W,...and Oh My GAWD ! If there was even a time we 'thought' Lindsay was one stupid biatch,....she has more than proven that she is. The only good thing,....Shawn will start being able to sleep now,...
Now,....on the other hand,.....Lindsay probably owes Shawn money,....this way, poor Shawn will have to try and find that stupid biatch Lindsay

585 days ago
90.

laffnbear    

Did Shawn tell her the truth and she didn't like it?
If nothing else it will make tomorrow's court performance all the better.

585 days ago
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