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Lindsay Lohan

New Lawyer NEVER Met

His California Sponsor

1/23/2013 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan
's new lawyer has never met ... never even spoken to the lawyer who is sponsoring him to represent the actress in a California criminal court ... this according to the sponsor herself.

We broke the story ... New York attorney Mark Heller has filed legal docs for permission to appear in a California court -- where he is NOT licensed to practice law -- to handle Lindsay's lying-to-cops case.  To win that permission, he needs a California lawyer to sponsor him.

With more than 200,000 lawyers in CA, Mark chose one who has been an inactive member of the State Bar for 17 years.  Her name is Lindsay Berger Sacks, and she became an active member last week -- days before Heller filed paperwork to represent Lohan in court.

We spoke with Berger Sacks, and she told us she has never had a single contact with Heller.  Berger Sacks -- who seems like a very smart and charitable lady who says she has never practiced law a day in her life (and that's to her credit) -- told us she was actually contacted by an attorney who has worked closely with Heller in the past, Peter Toumbekis, a good friend of hers since Jr. High.  Berger Sacks told us she believed she was vouching for Toumbekis, not Heller.

But here's the deal ... Toumbekis didn't sign the paperwork to appear in the Lohan case -- Heller did, and what's more Berger Sacks signed the same paperwork with Heller's name on it.

So if Berger Sacks didn't know Heller yet only his name was on the paperwork, why did she sign it?  Berger Sacks husband -- who is also a lawyer -- tells us Heller's law firm is referenced in the paperwork and Toumbekis is working with the firm and will even appear at next week's hearing.  But the fact is ... it's Heller, not Toumbekis, who is asking for permission to rep Lohan.

This trial's gonna be interesting.

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16.

kanye east    

The champagne glasses are flyin' high tonight!
Higher than Lindsay Lohan. Maybe Linds can Tweet the Bar Association and demand a "team" of real lawyers to save her, since she's.... you know - such a BIG star!

548 days ago
17.

monie roche    

THIS JUST KEEPS GETTING MORE FUN...BEST TRAIN WRECK WATCHING IN MONTHS...CAN'T STOP LAUGHING...I DON'T CARE IF SHE GETS JAIL OR REHAB NOW...LOCK DOWN REHAB WILL BE WORSE THAN JAIL BECAUSE SHE WILL HAVE NO CONTROL OF ANYTHING...AND IF SHE GETS LOADED...GUESS WHAT?...BACK TO COURT AND THEN TO JAIL...AND THAT WILL BE ANOTHER OFFENSE WITH MORE PROBATION TIME...YAHOO...

548 days ago
18.

Areader    

Linsday what the heck are you doing?

548 days ago
19.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

Once again, she looks like she's gonna squeeze one off in that pic.

548 days ago
20.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Hey Her Gaganess is back in the States and busting ass seams at major awards shows . . . Why doesn't Lady Gaga get her a real lawyer? You know, one that actually expects to be paid. Or maybe LG can pay off Shawn's $300,000 bill and get her back to repping Blohoe.
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Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

548 days ago
21.

Suzy Q     

I just read the ROL article posted on the last thread and I love this as part of the reason Lindsay's "team" ??? said they wouldn't let her do DWTS.


"Lindsay operates on her own schedule"


As do babies.


Go Team HellerBS! Get Lindsay on the stand "on her own schedule". We'll wait for the show.

548 days ago
22.

Lisa    

Good luck too him if he isn't experienced he's about too be

548 days ago
23.

LLsez    

TEAM BergerSacksHellerToumbekis!!

548 days ago
24.

dreamon    

Hey, anyone heard from ketjo, lately?

548 days ago
25.

kanye east    

Slander, blame, accuse
Don’t know which one to use?
Just try ‘em all
Then start a brawl
Then you won’t have to choose

*Lindsay Lohan - 2010*

548 days ago
26.

KimKnLohanRSlutbags    

Stall this case all you want Fire Crotch you're still going to jail. No more Movie Money AKA Bailout Money you're a horrible actress anyways!

548 days ago
27.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

I gotta run, Bitchos and H8turds.....It's been extremely entertaining as always.......thanks for the fun. See ya'll tomorrow!

548 days ago
28.

Wallace    

Interesting that the one time she can legitimately blame this on someone (Heller) will be the time she'll actually end up in jail. Karma.

548 days ago
29.

Good riddance!    

Burger Bag, as a lawyer, sounds as capable and smart in dealing with legal matters as Crackie herself. Perfect!

Right now Shawn is probably having a tough time breathing due to laughter induced hypoxia.

548 days ago
30.

942903    

Buzzing for the 30th....get your popcorn at the ready people. Hahahaha

548 days ago
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