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Lindsay Lohan

New Lawyer NEVER Met

His California Sponsor

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

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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monie roche    

hey kaynewest, didn't know that the caps were on...but who cares, shouldn't you be reading and commenting on a kartashian story...oh, i forgot, kayne don't know how to spell or write...that's because he is an idiot for taking up with a trashbin...hahaha...
EVERYONE ELSE...when one is in lockdown, there are NO lawyers that can spend the day with you (like in jail to keep you out of your cell) and in lockdown, they decide when and if you get a the big plus of lockdown, she can't slip out and have a drink and then attack the help by hitting them with a phone while calling her mommy...there are no phones and phone calls...and lastly, we will have a whole six months of NO liehoe...
oops, then it will be time for trashiekim humphries to take front and center with her man and bump...
now behave yourself, mr kaynewest!!!!

637 days ago

Suzy Q     

So, is she going to withdraw her sponsorship? If Heller duped her, can he dupe the rest of SoCal? Will Lindsay go free?

Stay tuned.

637 days ago

judy jetson    

WTF!! This story just keeps getting stranger... I predict jail time in her future.

637 days ago


YOLO Lindsay! Lmao...

637 days ago


...and there's the reason for a continuance. This is all sooo shady!

637 days ago


This ship is sinking fast.

637 days ago

Suzy Q     

Q: What's the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer?

A: A bad lawyer makes your case drag on for years. A good lawyer makes it last even longer.

637 days ago

Suzy Q     

Q: What do you call 25 skydiving lawyers?

A: Skeet.

637 days ago


LOL At first look I took Lindsay Berger as a pic of Dina LOL!

637 days ago


Unless you go around saying, I'm a Lawyer, I don't think it's going to be that interesting.

637 days ago

Suzy Q     

Q: What does a lawyer get when you give him Viagra?

A: Taller

637 days ago


.Since Andy isn't around to post this........Will Blo's new Dream Team be able to get through to her??

637 days ago


If stupidity were a capital offense, they'd all be sentenced to life in prison.

637 days ago

Suzy Q     

Q: Why does the law prohibit sex between lawyers and their clients?

A: To prevent clients from being billed twice for essentially the same service.

637 days ago


I go to TMZ live and a new thread happens while I am gone-not fair TMZ.
On another note Suzi Q you are like Henny Youngman with the one liners excellent!!

637 days ago
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