Lohan’s Lawyer Quits After Jail Sentence; Is New Bar Admittee Her New Counsel?
Posted Jul 8, 2010 4:46 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A long-suffering lawyer for actress Lindsay Lohan has quit, issuing a statement blasting the 90-day sentence the actress received earlier this week from a California judge for probation violation as excessive.
A New York lawyer for Lohan confirms the departure of attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. However, Stephanie Ovadia said she didn't know whether TMZ is correct in reporting that a new California admittee, Tiffany Feder-Cohen, is now representing the actress after passing state bar last year, reports the New York Daily News.
Meanwhile, there's apparently no word on whether Lohan's choice to appear for her sentencing with a popular obscenity stenciled on the nail of at least one of her middle fingers played any role in the judge's sentencing decision. Although far too small to be visible from the bench, it was reportedly caught on a court camera and is now all over the Internet.
Citing an unidentified source close to the actress, People magazine says she intends to appeal the sentence. However a criminal defense lawyer uninvolved with the case describes her chance of succeeding as "zero."
"We got a call yesterday from a female identifying herself as Tiffany Feder-Cohen," a spokesman for the Los Angeles sheriff's office tells the magazine. "She introduced herself as Lindsay Lohan's new attorney. I can't get into details about why she called, but the bottom line is that we at the sheriff's department only do what the courts instruct us to do."