Michael Jackson's lawyer THOMAS MESEREAU JNR will no longer represent the troubled singer after he withdrew his name from two impending lawsuits.

The white-haired attorney and his partner SUSAN YU successfully defended Jackson in his 2005 child molestation trial after they were brought in to replace the case's original lawyer MARK GERAGOS in April 2004.

In two separate lawsuits filed against the THRILLER hitmaker by his former aides Dieter Wiesner and Marc Schaffel, Mesereau Jnr and Yu have formally removed themselves as the star's legal representation, reports the New York Post newspaper.

Jackson's was recently represented by Thomas Hall in a California Court Of Appeal ruling last week (15FEB06) in a legal battle with his ex-wife Deborah Rowe, concerning the former nurse's parental rights over their two children.