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Shapiro reportedly quits as Lohan's lawyer on eve of her surrender

Famed attorney Robert Shapiro has parted ways with Lindsay Lohan on the eve of her court date, according to a new report.

TMZ reported on Monday night that the attorney let Judge Marsha Revel, the Superior Court judge overseeing Lohan’s case, know that he is not representing the actress any longer.

Shapiro, who once represented O.J. Simpson, was expected to step in officially — in front of the court — as Lohan’s new counsel on Tuesday, when the star is expected to surrender to begin her 90-day jail sentence.

Shawn Chapman Holley, who had been representing the actress, resigned shortly after Lohan was sentenced for violating her DUI probation. She had not, however, been officially recused from the case by the judge.

Shapiro had filed papers last week in Los Angeles Superior Court to become Lohan’s new lawyer.

At the time, he also indicated he took Lohan’s case with a condition that “she comply with the terms of probation, including a requirement of jail,” he said in a statement to Access Hollywood.

After Shapiro took the case, Lohan checked into the Pickford Lofts, a sober-living house founded by Shapiro.

When reached by Access Hollywood on Monday evening, Shapiro had no comment on the report.

Lohan is due to turn herself in to Revel’s court on Tuesday, when she is expected to be transported to jail to begin serving her sentence.

The actress tweeted on Monday night a bit of humor on the eve of her impending time behind bars.

“the only ‘bookings’ that i’m familiar with are Disney Films, never thought that i’d be ‘booking’ into Jail… eeeks,” she wrote.