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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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605 days ago


This must be Lindsay's way of saying she wants to go to jail.

605 days ago


Say goodbye to sleepless nights and the anxiety you get when you have a client like LL. Congrats Holley, and get some sleep!

605 days ago

James B    

I smell jail for Lohan...... it's now almost inevitable, based on her bargain basement legal team. Then again, it may just save her life even if it does deep 6 her "career".

605 days ago

I'll Never Tell    

Lindsay, maybe you should just go to jail now. You'll get credit for time served and be out before ya' know it. I'm sure Max will come visit on weekends.

605 days ago


Are all of you so drop dead gorgeous you can insult this woman?
She is an attorney, not a model.
So many of you think you are so special you can insult anyone.
Sounds to me it is the only way you can imagine improving your self esteem. Some people can only tear another down, thinking it makes them superior some how.

605 days ago


Dear Lord, what is she wearing!? Clearly taste doesn't come with attorney

605 days ago


It looks like from this pic that she can't even style herself, so I wonder how she is at law? If her appearance is any indicator - Lindsay drive to Lynwood & get your oranges now!

605 days ago


Uhhh, did we have a little snort before we got our picture taken?

Never fear, this gal will have most of the judges in her pocket (they all have the same dealer). No jail for Linds.

605 days ago


That's what "socialites" wear? OMG my eyes ! ! !

605 days ago


There is something weird in this woman! Her smile, her eyes, I can't really point where! And her teeth seem to be detachaed from her gums.

605 days ago


Hey, I don't know why people are saying this is bad, this is A GOOD MOVE and a step in the right direction :-)

605 days ago


Lohan is canceling on the one attorney that has been able to keep her sorry ass out of the pokey for so many years?? Well, I bet this time we will finally get to see her get what she deserves - jail time. This man probably doesn't have half the connections that Shawn has in that town, and has probably bit off way more than he can chew.

Pass the popcorn bitches, this is gonna be the best show EVER!!! PERP WALK ANYONE?

605 days ago


How utterly stupid on her part.

605 days ago


I didn't think it possible but its keeps getting better! LOL

605 days ago
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