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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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Dumb and Dumber!

641 days ago

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Dismal representation

641 days ago


This is all a BS ploy. It's some kind of tactic. Just you wait and see.

641 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

This will be quite an interesting day in court - even by Lindsay Lohan standards. Her two lawyers standing on either side of her next week trying to explain to a pizzed off Judge why their client shouldn't have her probation revoked. Getting the formal charges will be fun to watch too.
Good Times . . .

641 days ago

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

lol - Jail time!

Someone get the Jailhouse Rock playing!


641 days ago


If Manti Teo was a Hot Dog would he try to eat himself.....?

641 days ago

Rusty Shackleford    

and she gives up a free no jail time deal (a GIGANTIC frigging gift) and the attorney who demonstrated a willingness to put up with her antics, FOR THIS?

641 days ago


Can we say 'screwed up'? What a disaster this is going to be.

641 days ago


This will be thrown out of court

641 days ago


oh this is gonna be great. I know Godfrey is going to be in a great mood that day to have to deal with Lohan and her fvckup with attorneys, and she had the best, Shawn to begin with. Unreal. Come on Heller, you must have some clout? Lohan is such, just such a moron. Is she hammered right now because this gets better by the hour.

641 days ago


This is your legal system folks.

641 days ago


If Lindsay ever had to take the stand over this she would just start crying. Unlike the Lana Turner trial, nobody will feel sorry for Lindsay.

641 days ago

Church Lady    

Finally, I do believe Lindsay Lohan is on the way out of our lives. I can't believe it has taken this long for all of Hollywood to figure out that she's just trailer trash. Liz & Dick, The Canyons, and losing Shawn Holley were the nails in the coffin. Unfortunately, TMZ will be the last to get the memo. Patience, patience. Remember when we though Paris Hilton was never going to go away?

641 days ago


Nicole is franticly looking for a way to get Shawn back on the case via a technicality. LOL.

641 days ago


As the World Turns..........
Karma my fellows, Karma always catches up.
This will be fun.

641 days ago
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