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Attorney Robert Shapiro to represent Lindsay Lohan

July 16, 2010 |  3:12 pm

Lohanincourt Attorney Robert Shapiro, best known for representing O.J. Simpson in his murder trial, has signed on to represent actress Lindsay Lohan, he said Friday.

Lohan, 24, is scheduled to start a 90-day jail sentence Tuesday after a Beverly Hills judge found that she violated her probation by failing to attend weekly alcohol education classes.

"I have agreed to represent Ms. Lohan on the condition she comply with the terms of probation, including a requirement of jail, imposed by Judge Marsha Revel," Shapiro said in a statement. "Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with.

"Hopefully," he continued, "I can be of assistance to Ms. Lohan and Judge Revel in implementing a treatment approach recommended by medical professionals for Ms. Lohan's long-term recovery and sobriety."

On Wednesday, Lohan entered a sober-living home founded by Shapiro after his son died from a battle with drugs and alcohol.

-- Richard Winton

Photo: Lindsay Lohan in court with her previous attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley.

Credit: Los Angeles Times

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