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

Wow...........just got back on. Do we have a little battle going on with the "new one?"

578 days ago
662.

Marvin    

Well, there we have another interesting week on wall street week. The bulls are running and the Bears are growling, should be an interesting year, see Ya next week.....

578 days ago
663.

HannahF    

Why is Lillysmama calling the Doc "grammy" when GC was already Dr. Cracker when Lilysmama joined?

578 days ago
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lilysmama    

oh boy you see paranoia everywhere did it ever occur to you that i may have been visiting this for a while and NOT commenting? geez ..chill detective!

578 days ago
665.

lilysmama    

i know you say you are bored...but puh-leeze let others stand up for themselves. what is yhis a witch hunt? so a

578 days ago
666.

dreamon    

Wow, LOL. Usually the protocol for enablers is to defend Lindsay and then smack a hater.

Just showing up on a dead to thread to bash some regulars is special.

578 days ago
667.

Vorlon    

So do we and you have proven yourself to be a certifiable, paranoid, delusional, lying, lunatic.

Marvin
1 2
......gotta provide psychological profiles based upon the data I have received.

578 days ago
668.

LK    

& THE FREAKS COME OUT @ NIGHT !!! LOL

578 days ago
669.

lilysmama    

someone has a typo..wtf?.....you comment on THAT? i actualy find it pretty funny . ohhhhh boy.

578 days ago
670.

lilysmama    

why is someone who calls themselves a "hater" hate it so much when someone 'hates' on them? is it the pot......et.

578 days ago
671.

LK    

K YOU PPL PLAY NICE & KEEP THE PEACE !!! LOL
YOU GUYS CAN GET PRETTY MEAN . LET'S ALL GET ALONG & HAVE HUMOROUS NIGHT !!! PLS & TKS

578 days ago
672.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

lilysmama
i have no problem unprovoked. i have a screen name. please don't dehumanize me with the new one. its insulting. thank you

Shall we just call you Jeebus?

578 days ago
673.

lilysmama    

not sure who it was today. you'd have to look backwards on the posts. but someone did say..that they were 66 years old and had grandchildren. marvin commented on it..so?

578 days ago
674.

lilysmama    

AS I said earlier...The truth shall set thee free.

578 days ago
675.

lilysmama    

no. we shall call the Jeebus...you came up with the idea.

578 days ago
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