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Lindsay Lohan

New Lawyer NEVER Met

His California Sponsor

1/23/2013 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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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Soap opera this is her life. She creates drama when ythere is none

601 days ago


I do agree with ILG, there is more to this story to come. As if all the pieces of the puzzle are not there. I have this feeling in my mind that Shawn is not completely out of the picture yet. You can bet though that this will delay the thing even longer. She's lost her mind if she thinks she can persuade this judge that she wasn't driving and was "confused". She's just trying anything that will stick to the wall. You can bet Shawn would have this taken care of with the softest landing as possible for Lindsay. No jail and rehab, or reduced time in jail. Lohan wants neither and thinks she can do better with what Heller is telling her. It's getting entirely too confusing and for what, facing 3 misdemanors and a probation being revoked. You'd think she's on trial for murder one. I'd say she will take a plea but now with Heller on board, I don't think so. Plus the DA will go after her will hurricane force since she didn't plea it out and is now wasting the courts time and money. It's just a vicious circle for Blo that she will never escape.

601 days ago

kanye east    

"Dina Lohan
@dinalohan @lindsaylohan thats ok huny. I'll call ur dad if I haff to even tho her oze me muny. Tomorow I'll sue shawn 4 u. Family first!

601 days ago


I don't know if anyone posted this yet so if they did sorry. The Canyons was rejected by SXSW over "quality issues".

601 days ago

kanye east    

It appears that DUIna (and AA Aliana, too) were just spotted buzzing over Modesto, Ca, in a stretch-helicopter, scouting for some cliff-hanging mansions (there aren‘t any). Possibly, they were looking for a new base for the Gypsy Grifter Gaggle to stash their swag while Linds spends a little quality time in Chowchilla. Although they‘ll not find what they‘re looking for, The Grifter "family" couldn't bear to live down below amongst the little people in the impending summer heat, which can reach nearly 100 degrees or better. The commute to the jail will likely be only about a thirty-minute Bentley ride, but DUIna still found something to complain about. "Stupid ride is too long. It could take over two grams to just get there.... and that's just one way."

They attempted to land their multi-million-dollar rented chopper just inside the prison gates, possibly to inspect and approve the "housing" situation and take measurements for Faegtrick, their decorator, but were told by armed guards that they would open fire if the aircraft wasn't gone by the time DUIna dropped another hair extension.

601 days ago


via the L.A. Times Social Beat:

.......Shawn Chapman Holley and Danette Meyers were spotted yukking it up over c*cktails at the Chateau Marmont last evening....the Director of the Women's Downtown Shelter joined them at one point for what looked like a Champagne toast.......

601 days ago


Y'all are missing something!!

Heller's hearing for his pro hac vice motion is tomorrow morning at 8:30 am in front of Commissioner Godfrey at the Airport Courthouse. Berger Sacks appears to already be counsel of record.

Live streaming could be quite entertaining!

601 days ago


Bravo one bandit one and bandit two down, looking for more bandits.

601 days ago


Lindsay Lohan ‏@lindsaylohan
WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)


The NYT just did an update on Storm Sandy. Some areas still do not have power and heat restored.

601 days ago


What a complete clusterf.uck! How ironic is it that Linds ends up with Dumbo Columbo and Lindsay Sacks (Porn name?), the non-practicing 'lawyer'. No offense to Miss Sacks, it's just really really weird. They better record all the court footage - I would pay to see that!

601 days ago


Heller has to be here (LA) already since his pro hac vice hearing is tomorrow morning. If you recall, in the NYT article LL explained how to scam an expensive location filming fee by having an entertainment news magazine pay the fee and doing a short LL interview.

My guess is we are going to be seeing an exclusive interview shortly.

601 days ago

Fallopia Lopez    

Ol' Burger Sacks has her cuh-razy eyes ON!

601 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    

Isn't it ironic how the colors Red, White and Blue represent freedom - Until they're flashing behind you.

601 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    

@ vinsetta,
What is she going to do when Gavin has to take the stand?


AND The truck driver


And when they call in the people from Lifetime that were behind her.


Lifetime can even say, she had no business driving the car


Oh, list list of people that can be called into this trial are endless


What a JACKASS she is.....Bwahahahahahaha!

601 days ago


ff's tmz who cares? its all legal and lilo will be represented in court, how long are you gonna milk this?

601 days ago
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