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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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skintag    

This will all end badly for Lindsay. I foresee a headshave meltdown ala Britney Spears.

592 days ago
62.

Shaunie    

Why can't she get drunk and visit the Grand Canyon in her car. Poor Grand Canyon but I will take it.

592 days ago
63.

Milano99    

Well, prison time worked for Robert Downey, Jr. But we're talking about a person (Downey, Jr) who has talent and a reason for straightening up.

592 days ago
64.

jen    

i'm actually switching sides: this girl is awesome, no one not even charlie can pull all of this crap off time after time, year after year, she's awesome and laughing all the way to the bank while giving everyone the finger.....i'm jealous...she's awesome....i'm rooting for her now.....go LL!!!!

592 days ago
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judy jetson    

If a non celebrity did all the **** lindsay does they would be in jail already and yet she keeps getting off. WTF!!!!

592 days ago
66.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

I think the 6 months in a 'LOCKDOWN' rehab is why Blohan fired Holley. Just my opinion . . .

592 days ago
67.

Lucky_130    

Edward Furlong and Lindsay kind of look alike, they kinda look like a couple of losers.

592 days ago
68.

jill    

oh and tmz, lindsay didn't pull this stunt before. shawn was the one that quit before, not fired.

592 days ago
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Mr.Bojangles    

Typical TMZ, the headline screams "Lindsay is Lawyerless and screwed" but in their story they say Shawn is still on board and Mark Heller is her NY lawyer. The headline should really be "TMZ SCREWED UP AGAIN"

592 days ago
70.

Kelly    

Where's Heller?? Any statement from him?

592 days ago
71.

SC Girl    

Next time I feel like killing somebody, I'm gonna try my damndest to get in touch with Lindsey and see if she wouldn't mined doing it for me, sincne she won't get in trouble.....

592 days ago
72.

Squatting Thunder    

Harvey please stop it already you TMZ people are always trying to create drama when there is none.

592 days ago
73.

janet    

Shawn Holley can finially dump Lohan her client from hell as attorney of record. Holley knows as well as the judge what Lohan is pulling. That's not going to work again.

Lohan is laughing as she gets another 2 week stall.

592 days ago
74.

APH    

PUT HER IN JAIL ALREADY>>> SHE HAS HAD ALL HER CHANCES.

592 days ago
75.

IceGypsy    

No amount of money would make me want to stay and deal with that BS day in and day out. It's good that she went in this time but I think the time has come she should walk...run away.

592 days ago
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