LiLo's lawyer shuffle intensifies as long time attorney withdraws from case

Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan, who fired longtime lawyer Shawn Holley last week before quickly trying to rescind the dismissal, is now officially in transition to be represented by New York lawyer Mark Heller, who comes with his own set of legal troubles.

Heller, who has previously represented such high-profile clients as reality TV star Jon Gosselin and "Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz, is not licensed to practice law in California, according to TMZ.com, and must therefore have a licensed California lawyer "sponsor" him, Us Magazine reported.

The problem, however, is that the attorney Heller selected is a woman by the name of Lindsay Berger Sacks, who has been an inactive member of the State Bar for 17 years, and who said that she got involved in the situation thinking that she was helping out an old friend, attorney Peter Toumbekis, not Heller.

The legal jumble will mean that Toumbekis, a third-party lawyer, will also be present at the hearing for Lohan's cop-lying case next week on January 30.

Meanwhile, Holley, Lohan's out-going attorney, is currently in the process of filling out the paperwork necessary for her to withdraw completely from the case just days ahead of the actress' trial, the website said.

Holley appeared in court to defend her client as recently as Jan. 15, issuing a "not guilty" plea to charges that Lohan, 26, drove recklessly and lied to a police officer. (ANI)