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Lindsay Lohan

Lawyerless and Screwed

1/15/2013 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0114_lindsay_lohan_gettyLindsay Lohan should kiss Shawn Holley's butt ... because Shawn just saved hers by claiming to rep her even though Lindsay unceremoniously fired Shawn.

As we told you ... Lindsay signed a termination letter Monday which her new lawyer Mark Heller sent to Shawn. But Heller -- a New York lawyer -- is not licensed to practice in California and did not appear in court today for Lindsay's arraignment. If Shawn told the judge she was fired and formally asked to be relieved, the judge could have and probably would have issued a bench warrant for Lindsay's arrest.

Shawn dodged the issue in open court by saying she still reps LiLo for now, which is technically true until she is formally dismissed by the judge. A confused judge then clearly called Shawn and the prosecutor up to the bench and asked WTF.

Here's where it gets totally ridiculous. Sources tell us Lindsay told Shawn yesterday that she was going to have Heller send Shawn another letter cancelling the first, but we're told that never happened. And sources connected with Heller tell TMZ ... Mr. Heller was busy Monday placing calls to Shawn, the prosecutor and the court to make it clear he's the lawyer.

Since it's not clear who is representing Lindsay anymore, the judge ordered her to personally appear on January 30, even though ordinarily the matter could be handled without her being present.

In the meantime ... if Lindsay asked Shawn to come back (and this would be the second time because Lindsay pulled this stunt on her before), Holley should run for the hills.

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31.

jill    

dear tmz, as you just pointed out in your own post that until holley is formally released by the court, then she is still lindsay's lawyer therefore lindsay isn't lawyerless. harvey is such a drama queen.

554 days ago
32.

Rocco    

TMZ should start a PR firm. Want a story ginned up? Call 1-800-BULLS***

554 days ago
33.

Quilter    

Shawn Holly should tell her to grow up, and remove herself from the case. Wouldn't hurt to block Lindsey

554 days ago
34.

Jeff Whan    

Tmz got part of it wrong,i saw the live feed in court and after Shawn said she is representing her for now she quickly asked the judge if she can approach the bench,the judge didn't ask her.It doesn't look good for Lindsay pleading guilty because she clearly is but she didn't want that 6 month rehab plea and that's why she wanted a different lawyer. I think buy Feb/27 she will be in jail.

554 days ago
35.

Phreaky    

How many times are you going to explain this? Enough already.

554 days ago
36.

CoconutScrimp    

Maybe the bench warrant was one of the best things that could happen to LiLo.

Shawn Holley is the mother LiLo never had.

554 days ago
37.

FlamingoNut    

I can't believe the California Judicial System keeps getting their Judicial Asses kicked by this trainwreck. I'm waiting for when they say 'enough is enough already; stop making a mockery of us!'.

554 days ago
38.

ilovegossip    

What is the 30th? Is it just a date to set the hearing date...or is it the hearing?

554 days ago
39.

Deadpool23    

ROL says that Lindsay owes SCH over 300,000 dollars in legal fees...

554 days ago
40.

Rob    

Let's hope she goes to the pokey. I don't think the TMZ paparazzi can get in there to put her mug on the net a dozen times a day.

554 days ago
41.

paul a.    

trainwreck

554 days ago
42.

It's Dave    

It's never good for a high-profile grifter like Lohan to be without legal representation.

554 days ago
43.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

I hate her.

554 days ago
44.

Mr.Bojangles    

LMAO! I knew TMZ would spin this again. The FACT is Shawn is still Lindsay Lohans lawyer in LA. Mark Heller is her lawyer in NY.

This is TMZ trying to convince us AGAIN they were right. TMZ YOU said Lindsay HAD to appear at this hearing WRONG. YOU said she had to appear at the last hearing WRONG. YOU said Shawn would tell the judge today she wasn't Lindsays lawyer WRONG. YOU said the judge would probably issue an arrest warrant WRONG. Give it up TMZ, no one believes anything you print anymore

554 days ago
45.

The Jones    

Dear Shawn Holley,

Please turn down to opportunity to re-represent this ungrateful client and let her new lawyer who cannopt work in L.A. represent her. This is another case of someone getting in Lindsays ear, i wonder if her friends profit from Lindsay making these mistakes?

554 days ago
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