There is no question that Lindsay Lohan’s longtime attorney Shawn Holley is a very adept and very skilled lawyer. For many years now, Holley has (more or less) managed to keep Lindsay Lohan out of jail … well, as best she can. Yes, Lindsay has clocked some time behind bars but without a lawyer like Holley in her corner, she might likely still be cooling her heels in jail. It is because of Shawn Holley’s successes with Lohan that she has been named by The Hollywood Reporter magazine as one of Hollywood’s Power Lawyers. Click below to see a couple of photos of Lohan and Holley photographed together for The Hollywood Reporter and learn who Holley believes would be her next dream client.
Representing Lohan throughout the media hoopla has been Holley, the criminal defense attorney who also successfully got the actress’ felony charge relating to the alleged theft of a necklace from an L.A. jewelry store reduced to a misdemeanor; Lohan remains on probation.
Holley, who recently posed with Lohan for The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Power Lawyers List, also has repped Mike Tyson and the Kardashian sisters in various cases. How does she get leverage? “Using charm, humor and friendliness to mask the vicious, snarling tactician hiding just beneath the surface,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. As for her dream client? Jersey Shore’s Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki.
I’m convinced that Shawn Holley has a magic wand in her stylish briefcase because she has worked magic many times in order to keep repeat offender Lohan out of jail. It’s clear that Holley loves a challenge … based on the list of previous clients and her desire to represent Snooki, it seems to me that she is happy to represent the rich and powerful misfits of Hollywood. Honestly, it’s easy to understand why some people aren’t too fond of lawyers … generally, people tend to blame attorneys for their client’s mistakes/crimes. But, I get it … everyone is entitled to legal representation … and the richest people can afford to pay for the most successful attorneys. I have lots of respect for Shawn Holley, despite her association with Lindsay Lohan. The woman does her job and she does it well. How can you not respect someone who is so good at their job?