Despite learning that Lindsay Lohan had fired her on Monday, attorney Shawn Holley appeared in court for the actress on Tuesday, entering a not guilty plea to charges Lohan lied to police about her June car wreck on the Pacific Coast Highway.

Shawn Holley is a nice lady.

When the judge asked Holley if she was still representing Lohan, Holley said, "At this point, yes." It was unclear what that means, since she supposedly got a letter Monday saying she was fired. Lohan has hired New York lawyer, Mark Heller.

The judge was understandably confused. Holley said, "The representation issue will be nailed down."

Had Holley not intervened -- since Lohan wasn't in the vicinity -- the judge would have likely issued a warrant for Lohan's arrest.

A pretrial date was scheduled for Jan. 30, at which Lohan is required to appear.

Holley was supposedly fired Monday morning as she was on her way to court to negotiate the 3,372nd deal to keep Lohan out of jail. TMZ reported she was replaced by Heller, who gained fame as Jon Gosselin's divorce lawyer, and who was suspended for practicing law for five years in the 1990s. Heller also is not licensed to practice law in California, were the majority of Lohan's alleged crimes are committed.

Well, this all makes perfect sense.

Contact Tony Hicks at thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks.


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