Lindsay Lohan’s new lawyer Mark Heller is everyone’s new favorite person. It’s like he’s punking all of us, especially Lindsay Lohan. It’s not that he’s flat-out inept, it’s that he’s just as much of an attention-grabbing, ethically-challenged, delusional famewhore as Lindsay. Which is a problem, obviously. Lindsay must be the most delusional person in the room! She must be the star! She must get all of the attention! She must be the most immoral, the most unethical, the most crackie! So, obviously, Lindsay is considering firing Mark Heller. TMZ actually claimed that as Lindsay flew first class to LA on Tuesday night, she was calling Shawn Holley and begging her to come back on LL’s case. Shawn allegedly refused, and now Heller is Lohan’s attorney of record in LA. And Lindsay knows that it’s a huge disaster:
Lindsay Lohan is desperately trying to hire a new criminal defense attorney but the troubled starlet is having no luck finding new representation because she is broke and viewed by many as nothing but trouble, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. Lindsay despises her new attorney Mark Heller, a source close to the situation told Radar, and that has prompted her to actively hunt for a new lawyer.
“Lindsay has been on the phone calling criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles trying to hire someone new to represent her,” the source revealed. “She absolutely loathes Mark Heller and doesn’t feel confident that he can successfully represent her.
“Lindsay called Robert Shapiro, who represented her briefly several years ago, but he was unavailable. She called four other top notch DUI attorneys, and every single one of them turned her down – one even had his assistant call Lindsay back and say he wasn’t interested.”
Lindsay fired her long-time attorney Shawn Holley earlier this month and as Radar reported exclusively the actress owes her more than $300,000! Lindsay was represented by Heller on Wednesday in a Los Angeles court hearing where her next court appearance was set for March 18. Now she’s desperate to find a new attorney for the next saga of her never-ending legal woes.
“Lindsay is absolutely stunned that this is happening to her,” the source said about the starlet being turned down repeatedly by top lawyers. “The attorneys have tremendous respect for Shawn Holley, and they know that Linsday owes her hundreds of thousands of dollars, therefore they want nothing to do with her.”
Some of the lawyers view representing Lindsay as more trouble than its worth, the source said, and believe she will regret firing Holley for a long, long time.
During Lindsay’s pre-trial hearing on Wednesday, Judge Stephanie Sautner confirmed with the actress that she did indeed want to drop Holley in favor of Heller for her latest legal quagmire – three counts of lying to cops following a car accident last summer.
Lindsay told the judge: “Yes, for today…” Judge Sautner told her this action was not just for Wednesday but applied to moving forward, and Lindsay tersely replied, “yes, going forward.”
Heller’s love for publicity is highly irritating Lindsay, the source told Radar. Heller is fond of holding press conferences, a maneuver Lindsay would rather her lawyers avoid. “The only times Shawn talked to the media was often at Lindsay’s urging because it was her rule to just lay it all out in court, and leave it at that,” the source said. “Mark had another press conference yesterday after he met with prosecutors in the case.”
Heller previously had his law license suspended five years for professional misconduct and Lindsay’s father Michael Lohan has spoken out forcefully against Heller representing his daughter.
Judge Sautner set a pretrial hearing for March 1, 2013 and said that Lindsay is not required to be in court if her counsel appears and then set the trial date for March 18, 2013.
Does anyone else think it’s hilarious that Lindsay thought she was being such a clever little crackie by firing Shawn – who she still owes major $$$ – and that it’s come back in such a big way to bite her on the ass? I have a little theory that I’m nurturing over here… maybe this will finally be the time that Lindsay has to face some consequences? And it won’t be because the California justice system (motto: #YOLO) is finally fed up with her. It’s because the Cracken got herself some horrible representation and he’s going to end up hurting her legally.
Here are some photos of Lindsay leaving Dan Tana’s on Wednesday night after she had dinner with Heller and some other people. She doesn’t look very happy, does she? She knows she made a terrible mistake!!
Photos courtesy of WENN.