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Practice Area ; Forced Arbitration

Celebrity Attorney Faces Fight Over Arbitration Clause in Retainer

By all accounts, Hollywood attorney Shawn Holley’s star has been on the rise. Holley, who first made a name for herself as a member of O.J. Simpson’s defense team, has increasingly been the go-to lawyer for celebrity bad boys (and girls). Her client roster includes Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Paris Hilton. But like other Hollywood insiders – including Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Sheen and others – Holley also appears to be a huge fan of forced arbitration, using this favorite tactic of powerful people to force less powerful people (in her case, her own clients) out of court and into often-secret hearings where bad behavior often gets veiled in secrecy and hidden away from public view.