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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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Made it Past 27    

if her dad cares so much about her, why doesnt Michael Lohan buy her a lawyer? Oh yeah, bc her parents used her for money since she was 6

604 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    

Ya know how a picture is worth a thousand words? Well check out these pictures of Lindsay Berger Sacks

Sorry forgot the link, google this
Images for Lindsay Berger Sacks

Red Crap is going to be in love with a new Lindsay.

604 days ago


I know that looks arent everything, but money is. It just goes to show that having a good job, with a good income, and having all the money for all the things you ever wanted in life, still cant make you look semi attractive.

604 days ago


Lindsay better enjoy her freedom while she still can. I bet she's gonna be wearing a tacky, wrinkled orange prison outfit for a long time in a California women's prison.

604 days ago


Methinks Lindsay's next move is to cry ineffective assistance of counsel. It's a delay strategy ... Mark my words.

604 days ago

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

"She hasn't practiced law since 1996"

Well being that Lindsay hasn't acted in anything of substance, or honed her "craft" since 2006, she and Lindsay have a lot in common.

604 days ago


she's kinda got that runaway bride crazy eye thing going on. but i have a feeling it's a lot more than just her eyes are crazy.

604 days ago


I agree that we do not have definitive proof that the change in counsel is a done deal. However, this attorney did indeed switch back to active status on January 15, 2013. It's public record. It appears that TMZ is referencing the motion Heller will need to file to rep LL pro hac vice

604 days ago

Hot Farts    

Nuttin against ya Berger Sacks but what a get up!

Looks like he's takin this bitch ta trial. I think that this will cause the SAMO city attorney to dig their heels in deeper. LA Da too. It is a no win for Tater at trial.

Something tells me that if the plea offer is 6 months rehab, they do not plan to drop any of the cases in a plea. If it goes to trial with all cases and pv. We should get our year sentence. Still way less time than rehab tho unless judge goes hardball and gives her the 19 mos...I have seen it done on people with histories like Taters.

PS SAVE IT NIC U N T...shes goin down on these cases and it wont be for an hour or a day

604 days ago

Hot Farts    

I knew that there would be a sub of attorney filed as soon as he found someone admitted here. I believe this story

604 days ago


What's this going to be a remake of My Cousin Vinny

604 days ago


Why are you bunch of morons hating on the woman who according (cough cough) to TMZ sponsored Mark Heller? Some of you have serious mental problems to be hating on a woman from a pic. What do her looks have to do with anything you crazy people? I'd love to see pics of you haters, I'm sure you ugly people would give anyone nightmares.

604 days ago


Is that the sound of popcorn popping from coast to coast??

604 days ago

Hot Farts    

Lindsay Meredith Berger - #174005

Current Status: Active

This member is active and may practice law in California.

See below for more details.

Profile Information

The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.

Bar Number:



1455 N Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90069
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Phone Number:

Not Available

Fax Number: Not Available

e-mail:Not Available

County: Los Angeles

Undergraduate School:

Univ of Michigan; Ann Arbor MI



Law School:

Whittier Coll SOL; CA

Status History

Effective Date

Status Change








Admitted to The State Bar of California

604 days ago


So, this woman's name is "Lindsay Sacks"?

Funny, I've been saying something similar for a while now.

604 days ago
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