OPEN LETTER TO LINDSAY LOHAN FROM THE MANHATTAN MADAM
Fire Your Attorney- The NY Times Called Him The Worst Attorney in US
While we don’t personally know each other, I feel compelled to inform you about your choice in attorneys, Mark Jay Heller. If you care about your freedom- you will fire him immediately and retain competent representation.
My name is Kristin Davis, perhaps you may have heard of me, I am the Ex- Manhattan Madam who was arrested in the wake of arrests involving Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer – I also ran for Governor of NY in 2010 and Lifetime recently did a special on my life.
Mark Heller used to represent me. He did nothing to get me out of jail when I was arrested because he was more concerned with generating press for himself. He left me sitting in Riker’s Island for 4 months despite dozens of pleas from my family and myself to file a bail reduction. He got kicked out of two courtrooms for his outlandish behavior and stole $175,000 from my family as money he told us was for bail.
After 4 months of his self-publicizing incompetence, I fired him. I was out on reduced bail 4 days later.
I am not the only person he has screwed over. In 2005, Mark Heller was banned by the NY Bar for 5 years for stealing people’s bail money and not showing up to court to represent his clients. There were 36 counts against him and 18 different plaintiffs. You can see the court paperwork here which was given to me by my ADA because pretty much every NY Prosecutor hates Mark Heller because he insults them and turns the courtroom into a circus to make himself famous – which certainly doesn’t help you impending case. Also see the final page where a murder case was pardoned because the judge deemed the murderer’s attorney, Mark Heller, imcompetent.
After my arrest, Mark Heller went around publicizing that he was my attorney (as well as the Son of Sams) and got himself some very high profile clients as a result. What those particular news stories didn’t tell you is that he got FIRED from all of those cases because he is an awful attorney who puts getting his own press before the welfare of his clients.
According to the NY Times, Mark Heller briefly represented Jon Gosselin for his divorce and totally screwed up his case. He also represented David W. Johnson, former aide to NY Governor David Patterson, in an assault case against his companion who was dressed in a Halloween costume at the time. Mark Heller asked Mr. Johnson to plan to stage a news conference and unveil a “French maid” costume similar to the one the woman wore. With whiplash speed, he was fired. He also briefly represented Jason Izler, a NY Pimp, who later fired him for his incompetence because he got him an extremely lengthy sentence.
I have been in the position you were in – in the precinct waiting for an attorney to help me get out. Perhaps you didn’t know Mr. Heller because he certainly is a hawk and if he had saw the news about you-would run for the precinct to offer his services free of charge – or be vague about fees to get you on the hook as his client.
I cannot sit idly by and let Mark Heller ruin another life. He will try to take your case to trial to get media publicity – and he will lose and you will end up in jail.
I’m not really sure how to reach you so my only thought is to blast this to the media to get your attention. I don’t care for the publicity of it all but I certainly don’t want to see your life get screwed up because you chose the wrong attorney and didn’t know the facts.
I hope you retain competent counsel because it’s the most important thing in making sure you stay out of jail. Take it from me who spent 4 months in Rikers because my attorney lied to me and my family about bail and filed ridiculous motions which had no chance in winning just to get press. I made the wrong choice in attorneys by choosing Mark Jay Heller -don’t follow in my footsteps. Your freedom is at stake.
Should you wish to reach me, you can do so at Kristin@manhattanmadam.com
PS- If Mark Heller in any way tries to disparage my credibility, see the links above. Fact is fact. I hired him ONE WEEK PRIOR to my arrest to negotiate my turning myself in. He was more concerned with selling my story and a week later I was in RIKERS ISLAND. See retainer check here for more proof. Check dated March 18, 2008 - I was arrested March 25, 2008. I'm not writing this for the press, I'm writing this because I don't want anyone else to be hurt by this man. I would write it to anyone I know retained Mark Heller- not just a celebrity. Its the right thing to do.