When attorneys start judging for sex
Article by Roberto Fuzzy
|An attorney, Thomas Lowe, got his law licence suspended after it was revealed that after representing her client and having sex with her at the same time, he also billed the client for the time they were having sex. |
Here's a bit more about it all from Pioneer Press:
He agreed to represent her. During a phone call days later, Lowe asked about her sexual relationship with her husband, commented on her appearance and asked if she was interested in sex with him.
The following month, they began an affair that lasted until March. At various points, Lowe billed the woman for legal services on the dates of their sexual encounters, coding the time as meetings or drafting memos.
In March, after several arguments with the woman about the affair and his own marriage, Lowe said he was breaking things off. Two days later, he said he was withdrawing as her attorney.
That day, the woman, who was considered vulnerable because of past abuse and mental health treatment, tried to kill herself. While hospitalized, she disclosed the affair.
Isn't the attorney's hourly rate high enough already? Well, top that.