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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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721.

MarkK    

Lawyer Lindsey is having dinner with Will Ferrell at the Soho house in Los Angeles right now. Who is she? Does anyone know?

635 days ago
722.

Kelly    

I'm assuming I haven't missed much other than Lily huh?

635 days ago
723.

Kelly    

I see the whole idea she's "laying low"....pun intended....but I think it would've been wiser to be seen doing "good things." They didn't even try to deny the Hooker headlines. That's odd that Milo put it out there but DUIna hasn't countered it with anything.Wonder if they realize there's just too much supporting that she is? Also, I want a title!

635 days ago
724.

LK    

HEY REGINA ,
JUST CAME IN FM GRILLING . MADE BEEF TENDERLOINS . SMALL YET SO GOOD !!! THERE IS AN EXTRA 1 4 U & SOME SWEET POTATO FRIES . Mmm Mmmmm !!!

635 days ago
725.

Grandma Cracker    

Hey Regina, I think Lily mum wants to be your new friend!

635 days ago
726.

Kelly    

Jennifer Lawrence was GORGEOUS tonight I thought. I loved the color f the dress. There was no live tweeting?

635 days ago
727.

Grandma Cracker    

Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried


Lindsay who?

635 days ago
728.

Grandma Cracker    

Kelly, check out the Dailymail UK, they have the dress tear thing. She had on that gorgeous dress and must have stepped on it when she stood up. It tore the entire front at thigh level. Made an instant mini dress out of it. Of course she handled it with total class.

635 days ago
729.

Grandma Cracker    

Yup, looked at E and that does look like a panel. Really does not lessen the malfunction thing, but she sure handled it well!


Good night!

635 days ago
730.

Kelly    

Off topic but you all were talking about Huntington Beach earlier. My cousin, Larry Byrom lived there and it's beautiful! He's an original member of Steppenwolf and songwrier, producer now. I did not want to leave when we visited!

635 days ago
731.

LK    

HEY ON THE 1ST PAGE THEY GOT A YOUTUBE VIDEO UP OF LINDSAY SINGING STEVIE NICKS LOL

635 days ago
732.

Firefly    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=2AUlshG8YFA&feature=player_embedded

Just in case anyone wants to add Lindsay's video to their collection. lol

635 days ago
733.

Firefly    

Are her shoes to big? She's clomping around on stage like a little girl wearing her mommy's shoes.

635 days ago
734.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Mornin', same old tired rubbish from the usual suspects i see, TMZ's LiLo hatin' Mean Girls Click of little old ladies!

You have comments ladies, and black checks for all! lols :)

635 days ago
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