Britney Goes After Celeb Attorney


Feb. 18 2008, Published 8:41 a.m. ET

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Sources close to Britney Spears are telling OK! that the most likely candidate to replace her current lawyers in her ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline is family-law attorney to the stars Stacy Phillips of the law firm Phillips, Lerner, Lauzon & Jamra.

Phillips is no stranger to high-profile cases, having represented Bobby Brown, baseball legend Darryl Strawberry, and the ex-spouses of Axl Rose, Tori Spelling and Jean-Claude Van Damme, among many others in her 24 years of family law practice.

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The Ivy League legal eagle — she has degrees from both Dartmouth and Columbia — is one of the most feared divorce and custody attorneys in the country and has recently written the book Divorce: It's All About Control How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars. Ironically, Divorce received a certificate of commendation from the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, whose soon-to-be-ex-wife Corina is represented by... that's right — Phillips!

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Last week, Brit's current attorneys from the firm Trope & Trope filed their second request to the court to be removed from the singer's custody case.

Calls for comment from Phillips and K-Fed's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan have not yet been returned.


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