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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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706.

Zephyr, Enemy of #LittleWhores    

What the enablers don't understand is that Lohan no longer has a fan base. And it's not just because she's a criminal junkie.

Her fan base has typically been teenagers. She was at her career peak in Mean Girls, which is now 9 years ago. Those who were 15 then are 24 now, and have their own lives and careers they have to worry about, not giving a crap about some mediocre former teen star. Those who are currently 15 years old view Lohan as "some old chick" that used to be in a few movies, wayyy before their time. They couldn't care less about some over-the-hill junkie.

If you think I'm wrong about that, think back to when you were 15 years old, and remember how old someone in their mid-20s seemed to you then.

If, by some miracle, she ever gets a career again, exactly where will these fans come from? Certainly not teenagers, as that ship has sailed, and Disney is constantly pumping out newer and fresher faces for teens to fawn over. People in their 20s might have a mild interest in her, just to see where she's headed, but certainly not at a fanatic level. Anyone older than that would only have interest in someone if they were a spectacular actor, and Lohan was never that in the first place.

600 days ago
707.

HannahF    

I'll have to check the accuweather radar Maddie. It's sunny without a cloud in the sky.

600 days ago
708.

Grandma Cracker    

Hannah, you are in the OC aren't you?

600 days ago
709.

Grandma Cracker    

Yes Odie, I am a MD now, and an attorney. I start clown college next week.

600 days ago
710.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Well, THAT takes care of 'Lily' now, doesn't it . . .

600 days ago
711.

Kelly    

@ Zeph you are so right. I had some friends over Thursday night (a few of the couples were mid to late 20's) for dinner and we were watching movies. Just generally goofing off. I was checking my email and then came over her to glance. Anyway, we started talking about Lohan and they really didn't remember anything except for Mean Girls. The guys said "Oh yeah that hot chick, I remember her." That sentiment went south in a hand basket as soon as they saw a recent picture. They couldn't believe the before and now pictures. Basically they only remembered her for her looks but even that's gone now. The next thing they said was "What is she strung out on?"

600 days ago
712.

odie    

@ZEPH. I think the true test of Crackie's "comeback" has already been decided. Obviously, she's FAILED. All of these stunt casting jobs that Crackie gets-under the guise that Hollywood feels sorry for her and wants to "help" her-were really to exploit her for money. Now that it has been shown-by Liz and Dick,The Canyons-that no longer is the case, her career is OVER. She no longer is "hook" to reel in the big bucks-so who would bother with giving her a pity job anymore?

600 days ago
713.

Fluffy    

I think hotels probably don't want her either now. Free publicity is now bad publicity.

600 days ago
714.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

ILG, its been pointed out to me that both 'Lily' and that jack ass Smitty both vanished at the same time. Makes my T2 conspiracy rather weak . . .

600 days ago
715.

Mumra the Ever Living    

How are the SAG awards going? how does Lohan look? What is Dick in Liz up for?

600 days ago
716.

Reg    

Bloody hell I dissapear for a couple of hours and miss all the action.

600 days ago
717.

kanye east    

Wow! Did ya see that 1/2-million-dollar designer gown Linds wore to the S.A.G awards show?

Me neither.

600 days ago
718.

LK    

OMG !!!!!!
I THINK I GOT CABIN FEVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

600 days ago
719.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

NO Angel Regi, 'Sam' is NOT 'Lily', please TRUST on that. Sam despises Lily with a WHITE HOT PASSION OF A THOUSAND SUNS.

Sam=RW
Lily=Jeebus

600 days ago
720.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Where is the one I'm 'cheating' with? Time?

600 days ago
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