Katie Holmes hires Allan Mayefsky to ensure that she receives sole custody of her 6-year-old daughter, Suri, from actor Tom Cruise.
The Jack and Jill actress recently filed for a divorce from her husband of nearly 6-years and since the filing, she hired the top lawyer to represent her.
Author and popularly known legal analyst Lisa Bloom told The Daily Beast: ”She’s making it clear she’s going to play tough. Cruise is more of a high-profile celebrity than she is, so he has a greater distance to fall if grievances are aired. Everyone has dirty laundry they don’t want aired. She’s saying play fair with me or else. Of course, she would choose an experienced and tough lawyer. But, the fact that she’d choose someone who’s been known to go to media in the past signals that she might have hired him for that reason.”
It is believed that Holmes chose to file for her divorce in New York because the courts there are more inclined to grant custody of a child to one parent.
When Bloom divorced Phillip J. Smith, the chairman of the Shubert Organization, she was on the receiving end of Allan Mayefsky and his team.
”Katie needs cutthroat lawyers because Tom is really powerful. The dirtier the better, so I think she made a good choice. They are known for being ruthless, and they normally win. They beat the (expletive) out of me. They make you out to be the biggest piece of trash there is. It took me a long time to get over it,” stated Bloom.
”Katie has really good, nasty, horrible lawyers and she should do really well.”