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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

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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I went to High School with Berger Sacks. Se was a smokin' hot cheerleader! The years have not been kind...

635 days ago


This lawyer will get Lindsay what she finally deserves. Some real jail time.

635 days ago


Why is it all of America can agree on ine yhing, lindsey needs to b in jail. But the court system doesn't see that. Well at least we all agree on the demise of a dumbass if nothing else.

635 days ago


Maybe Lindsay is trading styling tips with this loser! Three thugs...oh the judge won't see through that one!!!

635 days ago


I am a fashion designer and that is a Marni runway dress. Have some class people.

635 days ago


I hope it's televised. I would love to see this new attorney at work and that "I may actually be screwed here" look on Lindsay's face. I feel bad for Lohan, (yeah right) but she alone is responsible for all of this drama in her life. Not her mother, not her father or anyone else she tries to blame. Judgement day is only 7 days away. Good luck kiddo. You are really going to need it. Esp. with a new judge who I hope won't fall for any of your BS this time around.

635 days ago


my goodness, she's a looker

634 days ago


You people are mean and stupid. I know Lindsay Sacks. She is gorgeous and brilliant and spends time helping people who can't help themselves with charity work. She has taught Law and CPA classes for years. She is not Lindsay Lohan's attorney but Lindsay would be lucky to have her on her team. Get a life people.

633 days ago


We haven't heard if LL's "new lawyer" will be able to represent her next week?
TMZ ,any word on that?

633 days ago


The Lawyer Lindsay is having dinner with Will Ferrell at the Soho house right now. Does anyone know who she is? My friend who works there says she's hot and nice

631 days ago
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