Classy…lawyer shags client then bills her for the time spent rooting

Don’t you just love lawyers, they are always screwing you one way or another, but this lawyer in the takes the cake for first class screwing with a client:

A lawyer has been suspended after admitting to an affair with a client – and billing her for time they spent having sex, it was revealed last week.

Attorney Thomas Lowe had a six-month relationship with the woman he was representing in a divorce case. This case takes the oft heard term “f*cking lawyers” to the extreme:

The 58-year-old, who is married, began an affair with his client after complimenting on her appearance and talking about her sex life.

The pair embarked on an affair and met up on numerous occasions to have sex. 

Documents obtained from Lowe’s office in Burnsville, Minnesota revealed that on the dates he was having sex he billed the women for his time and coded their liaisons as ‘meetings’ or ‘drafting memos’.

Lowe, from Eagan, Minnesota, eventually broke off the affair after several arguments with the woman in a bid to save his own marriage.

He also withdrew as her attorney leading to the woman, who had past abuse and mental health issues, to try and kill herself. While she recovered in hospital she told authorities about the affair.

Lowe initially denied having the affair, but later ‘unconditionally admitted the allegations’ to the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on January 10 that he be suspended indefinitely and lose his license to practice law.


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  • Cadwallader

    I know of a NZ instance where a lawyer was acting for a man in a dissolution case but screwing his client’s wife throughout. He charged his client for the time he spent porking his wife! He must be the ultimate “time and motion” man!

    • Anonymouse Coward

      Would this be the lawyer who was the subject of a Jock Anderson front page story in Truth and the subject of judicial comment over his actions in a notorious securities law case?

      • Cadwallader

        No, I don’t think so. The instance I referred to was about 20 years ago give or take.

  • redeye

    Reminds me of the bloke that phoned his lawyer and asked “How much is going to cost to ask three questions”?

    “Five hundred dollars the lawyer replied.”

    “That’s a lot of money isn’t it?” said the bloke.

    “Maybe replied the lawyer. What’s your third question?”

  • williamabong

    The woman obviously didn’t have a lot of either morals or taste, FFS allowing a lawyer to root her, that’s about as low as you can get.

    The only thing worse would be being forced to bump uglies with a Labour politician, either male or female.

  • cows4me

    Why does the law society prohibit sex between lawyers and their clients?

    To prevent the clients getting billed twice for essentially the same service.

    • Cadwallader

      No, it is more about the client catching an STD. In truth an old Judge once said that if lawyers didn’t sexually molest their clients few of them would ever meet humans to marry!

  • GregM

    I have no problem with this as long as it is clearly marked on the invoice as “Penal rates”.

  • sam

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