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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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46.

odie    

Just when you think this sh*t couldn't get more real and deeper, it does. So it's ON... Crackie IS being repped by the incompetent Heller and it's going to trial. She "fired" the only HUMAN that had her best interest at heart. And why not? Holley couldn't get her off this time, the best she could do was a 6 month lockdown rehab. Well that was not good enough for our precious innocent Crackie. Wonder what the DA is going to ask for now since their generous "offer" was turned down. If 6 months in lockdown rehab was their best offer, I can only surmise that they are going to ask for the maximum time allowable. And as the countless "delays" wind their way through Court, we will be entertained with "leaks" from the prosecution(courtesy of Harvey's payroll since he's rolling in it unlike the great state of Cali). So sit back everybody and enjoy the show.

547 days ago
47.

D    

Where is Andy? Thought he was moving but wasn't that a few weeks ago? Question, even if it is a continuance, Liho still has to show up, correct? Because of the attorney mix-up at the last hearing?

547 days ago
48.

jc    

So if Heller is representing the SLAG for lying to police, then who is representing her for the VOP?

547 days ago
49.

Kelly    

This is hilarious because Shawn Holley assured the Judge this representation thing would be resolved. Hahahaha It could only get better by the court denying him to represent Blohan.

547 days ago
50.

DucNut    

This is the broad that wears the blue tarps from Home Depot as dresses and wears 80's moon boots right?

Def one of whorehans fellow partiers.....look at her pupils.....looks like she just snorted up a bathtub full of coke.....just sayin'

547 days ago
51.

small asian penis    

Lohan could of done this to set back the inevitable... Or this guy wants his name to be heard so bad he said he'd work for free. Obviously this is bad legal advice. Hope it is all a scam for her to come up with some scratch...

547 days ago
52.

Kelly    

Will they throw his filing out on the basis his sponsor didn't know he was drawing breath on this earth?? Much less vouch for him? I don't know how the whole "sponsor" thing works.

547 days ago
53.

seamus     

Who's on first come to mind. I don't know who's on second.

547 days ago
54.

dreamon    

Thanks for the updates on Ketjo.


So, BOTH Lindsay's signed Heller do***ents and they didn't know what they were for? Something really stinks.....

547 days ago
55.

Pat    

No wonder she's not practicing law, she sounds like a dunce. She couldn't even figure out the paper work with Heller's name on it?

547 days ago
56.

Suzy Q     

How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?


Answer : Fifty four.


Eight to argue, one to get a continuance, one to object, one to demur, two to research precedents, one to dictate a letter, one to stipulate, five to turn in their time sheets, two to depose, one to write interrogatories, two to settle, one to order a secretary to change the bulb, and twenty-eight to bill for professional services.

547 days ago
57.

Pat    

No wonder she's not practicing law, she sounds like a dunce. She couldn't even figure out the paper work with Heller's name on it?

547 days ago
58.

Lucky_130    

Would you buy a car from either one of those so called lawyers? I know I wouldnt.

547 days ago
59.

Suzy Q     

How many psychiatrists does it take to change Linday's lightbulb?


None. She has to be willing to change it herself.

547 days ago
60.

Donald .t    

Why peaple keep bother her . Let her going her own way and see what will happen . Let her learn her own
lessons . anyone behaving like her ,no one beable to
do anything to stop.

547 days ago
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