lamar odom *Lamar Odom has called in OJ Simpson‘s lawyer, Robert Shapiro (below), to help with the NBA star’s recent DUI case.

As we reported, Odom was stopped early Friday morning on the 101 Freeway and cops believed he was under the influence of both drugs and booze.

Known for plea bargaining, Shapiro is likely to have Odom plead no contest to one count of DUI and get probation.  In addition, Odom will be required to attend a alcohol education class and will have his license taken for one year because he refused a blood and alcohol test at the police station.

Word is Kris Jenner had a hand in getting Shapiro on the case.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Kris went to Shapiro because of his personal experience with drug addiction.

Shapiro’s 24-year-old son Brent died of a drug overdose in 2005 — and Shapiro has been involved with drug addiction foundations and charities ever since.

We’re told Kris wants Shapiro to not just represent him in the DUI case — which frankly is a case that will almost certainly end in probation and license suspension — but she wants him to become a voice, urging Lamar to seek help.

Kris Jenner also used Shapiro for other legal matters in the past, most recently, son Robert Kardashian Jr.‘s criminal battery and theft case.

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