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Lindsay Lohan's New Lawyer

I Got a Foodie Socialite

To Sponsor Me!

1/22/2013 11:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan's new lawyer just got a sponsor which he needs to practice law in California -- but  we've learned the woman who's vouching for him hasn't practiced law for at least 17 years.

TMZ broke the story ... Lindsay fired Shawn Holley last week and hired New York attorney Mark Heller, to rep her in her lying-to-cops criminal case in L.A.. Heller can ONLY rep Lindsay if he gets a sponsor who is admitted to practice law in California, but worry not -- there are more than 200,000 to choose from.

Then again ... Heller may have had problems finding a sponsor, because the person he got hasn't practiced law in California since 1996. 

Her name is Lindsay Berger Sacks. She was admitted to practice law in 1994 and became an inactive member of the bar 2 years later -- meaning she couldn't practice anymore. 

Berger Sacks -- who we're told is a pretty big L.A. socialite and co-founder of the Doheny Dining Club -- reactivated her membership last Tuesday ... we've learned it's just 3 days before Heller filed legal docs to represent Lindsay. Heller listed Berger Sacks as his sponsor.

It looks like Holley is out of the picture because in his legal docs, Heller is asking that Lindsay's case file be forwarded to Berger Sacks so he can get cracking on the case.

Berger Sacks did not get back to us for comment.

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anonymous    

first off, who the hell dresses this woman? they should be fired. second, I hope this whole thing blows up in red heads stupid face. Lol, bye bye whore.

555 days ago
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Mikey    

She looks like a lawyer right outta the movie Idiocracy

555 days ago
18.

skeyehi    

A food socialite named " Burger Sacks"! Did Lindsay pick her so she doesn't "fry"? Do you think she'll get her a fair "shake"? Lmao

555 days ago
19.

Shannon    

Snappy dresser.....

555 days ago
20.

She's baaaack    

That is great news. Shawn Holley was too professional and was getting boring. This woman looks exactly like who should be defending Lindsay. Let the games begin!

555 days ago
21.

Ace    

Old Lawyer = $500 an hour

New Lawyer = $50 an hour

555 days ago
22.

O'Snap    

Sorry, Michelle Bachmann, "Crazy Eyes" syndrome has a new poster child.

555 days ago
23.

kitnplayn    

Stupid move, Lindsay. Now that you have a gutter lawyer, you are going down and he will have your dirty money.

555 days ago
24.

Mikey    

Hey Lohan,


Legally Blonde was only a movie. This isn't going to work.

555 days ago
25.

Mali    

Her eyes are staring deep into my soul. And im a ginger.

555 days ago
26.

SPIDERBAITT    

LoHo =MANY bad decisions but deserved another chance because it's the hollywood's rule.
If your famous you'll have a justice for you.

555 days ago
27.

Laura    

Awesome--I love watching Heller in press conferences--I can't stop laughing when he talks. Plus, with him on the case, the prospects of jail for LIndsay have just increased. This Berger Sacks..a little tough on the eyes. As for Shawn--she is so lucky to be away from LIndsay. Shawn was the best thing Lindsay had going for her in her life..and she never realized it.

555 days ago
28.

judy jetson    

Just throw lindsays looney tune ass in jail ASAP.

555 days ago
29.

StarryStarryNight    

ROTFLOL!!!

555 days ago
30.

Mikey    

It looks like shes wearing a hand painted garbage bag.

555 days ago
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