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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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691.

LK    

K I JUST CUT & PASTED PART OF THIS FM A RESPONSE 2 LILYSMAMA ......
YOU SAY U BEEN READING THESE POST 4 AWHILE & JUST YESTERDAY U DECIDE 2 CHIME IN & SAY "HI I'M NEW ....." K WELL IF SO , I WELCOME YOU 2 CRAZY LINDSAY LOHAN TOWN !!!! LOL
EVEN THOUGH MY SPIDEY SENSES ARE TINGLING & R TELLING ME YOU ARE NOT NEW 2 THIS . JUST SAYING THAT MY INSTINCTS ARE TELLING ME OTHER WISE . LOL
NOW CHEERS MAMA & PLAY NICE ! WHOMEVER U CHOOSE 2 BE ???
THIS IS SITE IS NUTS !!! LOL GUESS THAT'S Y I BEEN HANGING ARD . IT DEFINITELY IS ENTERTAINING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHEERS BITCHO'S !

570 days ago
692.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Why this TWIT is taking the fight to Ketjo and GC, I have no idea. Its me you 'banned', remember? Bring it B!TCH!

570 days ago
693.

LK    

BITCHO'S UNITE !!!!!!!!!!! LOL

570 days ago
694.

Grandma Cracker    

Oh, I get it.


Has somebody's husband been a naughty boy on FB again?

570 days ago
695.

Zephyr, Enemy of #LittleWhores    

Oh Jesus H Christ, what a bunch of cowards these people are.

Look, if you want to fight with someone, then be brave about it and post under a recognized name. How much of a pu$$y does one have to be to talk shyt under another anonymous anonymous name?

I mean really! Some people are really fvcked in the head if they think that posting under a new name somehow makes them more anonymous than their other anonymous name!

What kind of person does shyt like this?

570 days ago
696.

LLsez    

FFS...anyone care for some Blo antics from last night?


B.Vulgamott ‏@nycclubkid
So I finally met Lindsay L. so in the spirit of meeting new people I still need to meet @NYDoorman & @OliverGrayHAM

9:52 AM - 27 Jan 13 from Manhattan, NY

4h NYC Doorman NYC Doorman ‏@NYDoorman
@nycclubkid haha she went home with my friend

3h Oliver Graham Oliver Graham ‏@OliverGrayHAM
@nycclubkid @nydoorman yeah, my friend too

570 days ago
697.

odie    

@Maddy, what is your opinion on Wednesday?(I'm ignoring the psycho. Time to refocus this thread to something far better than the psycho's agenda)

570 days ago
698.

Marvin    

I didn't want to bring it up.....lol.....but for the first time, I looked at the Facebook Canyons page....and a lady from Germany is trashing the TMZ haters and say she's sick of them....LOL

570 days ago
699.

Jay    

Seems like now that the movie is showing no signs of being shown to the public Deen is now done with the a** kissing. I love how he says he is use to working with professionals. Porn stars have more class and work ethic than Lindsay FFS.


Deen is criticizing Lohan, slamming her on-set
behavior and comparing her to a “child lashing out.”

Deen tells The Sun: “There were days when she would scream and yell and cry and refuse to come out. In porn I am used to working with professionals who are courteous to others. But Lindsay was like a child lashing out.”

As an example, Deen recalled an incident during which Lohan lashed out at director Paul Schrader for asking her to take her shoes off for a scene.

“It was a simple request. I am a short guy and it looked ridiculous with her towering over me in seven-inch heels. But she refused. She was crying and screaming that she was the star of the film. In the end it was decided I would wear boots to make me taller and she finally calmed down.”

Still, MSN notes that Deen’s feelings toward Lohan are more rooted in pity than anger. “She is a product of the Hollywood system,” he says. “She is so fragile you can’t help but feel for her.”

570 days ago
700.

LK    

Oooooo Lindsaymama mad now !!!!!!!!!!!! lol

570 days ago
701.

Where Are All The Real Celebrities    

Besides, Marvina, is anyone else her checking out The Canyons Facebook page?

Didn't think so. lmao

570 days ago
702.

LLsez    

!!! ROLL CALL @ 717 !!!

570 days ago
703.

odie    

@Maddy-I agree that Crackie will be PUBLICALLY handcuffed in court as Sautner has done it before. I remember fondly when Crackie strolled into court attired in high end designer clothes she can't afford with that ridiculous white scarf and the overdone contour blush on her over inflated cheeks that made her "ghoulish" and Sautner ordered her immediate arrest. Priceless!!! I work the night shift Tuesday but I will be sure to set my clock for Wednesday's hearing-if only to see Crackie being led away in handcuffs again. LOL. Also, we can gauge Sautner's "mood" when she meets Crackie again AND we will see Crackie's legal eagle in action!!! Won't that be fun?!!!

570 days ago
704.

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

What in the hell does it take to throw her boney azz into the pokey?

570 days ago
705.

HannahF    

Tina Fey just mentioned they are working on Mean Girls the musical. Discuss.

570 days ago
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