Lindsay Lohan hires Robert Shapiro as her new Lawyer

Los Angeles: Troubled star Lindsay Lohan has hired Robert Shaprio as her new lawyer to avoid imprisonment. Lohan is due to surrender to authorities in the coming week.

The 24-year-old star`s new lawyer is a top Hollywood defence lawyer, who successfully defended actor OJ Simpson at his murder trial, reported.

He said that he will "urge judge Marsha Revel to either eliminate or minimise Lohan`s jail sentence by putting her in rehab."

Shapiro also wishes the `Mean Girls` actress to spend time in a live-in treatment centre instead of spending time behind bars.

Lohan was earlier represented by Shawn Chapman Holley, who resigned just a few days after she was awarded prison for breaking the terms of her probation from a 2007 DUI arrest, as she failed to attend the alcohol education classes.