(ANI): Britney Spears has hired a new lawyer to represent her in
the ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline. Stacy
D. Phillips, a Columbia University law grad, replaced Sorrell
Trope, who gave up the case citing communication problems with the
troubled pop star, reports People.
Phillips represented Bobby Brown in his divorce from Whitney
Houston, and Tori Spellling's ex, Charlie Shahnaian. She's also a
frequent legal analyst in magazines and on television. In addition,
she authored 'Divorce: It's All About Control,' once explaining
that, "I've yet to handle a divorce where control was not an issue
or at issue." Phillips has become the fourth lawyer to sign on for
Britney's custody case.