Although controversial attorney Mark Heller is speaking to the press on behalf of Lindsay Lohan, a representative from Lindsay’s team tells RumorFix exclusively, “Lindsay’s legal counsel remains her longtime attorney Shawn Holley. Any reports of her being represented by Mark Heller are not accurate.”
Mark, who was Jon Gosselin’s divorce attorney, is talking to everyone from E! to ABC News about Lindsay.
He told ABC that Lindsay “will be totally exonerated” of the assault charges in New York after a barroom brawl and is “a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.”
But it may appear Mark Heller is doing just that himself.
When we told Heller’s office that Lindsay’s people say he isn’t her attorney, they told us, “They [Lindsay’s camp] should check with the courts.”
Lindsay’s father, Michael Lohan, told RumorFix he is also concerned about the reports about Mark, who is the father of Lindsay’s “promoter” Michael Heller.
A rep for the Hellers tells RumorFix, Mark was called by Lindsay during her arrest and he’s the one who got her out and Mike is not a promoter, but rather Lindsay’s former manager and remains a friend.
The Manhattan Madam, whose real name is Kristin Davis, wrote an open letter to Lindsay on Friday asking her to: “Fire Your Attorney.”
Kristin writes, “While we don’t personally know each other, I feel compelled to inform you about your choice in attorneys, Mark Jay Heller. If you care about your freedom- you will fire him immediately and retain competent representation.”
She continues, “Mark Heller used to represent me. He did nothing to get me out of jail when I was arrested because he was more concerned with generating press for himself.”
According to an article in the New York Times in May 2010, “He has been disparaged and roundly dressed down by clients and judges alike, called a ‘menace to the public,’ ‘shockingly cavalier and abusive’ and rife with ‘puffery’ by a disciplinary panel that recommended his five-year suspension in the mid-1990s.