Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lawyers and Prostitutes

Divorce lawyers and prostitutes:  Both charge by the hour.  About the same rate, actually.  Better ones charge more.

The difference should be that prostitutes screw their clients, while divorce lawyers try to screw the other side.  But apparently this one guy got confused.

A Minnesota lawyer is suspended indefinitely after having an affair with a client and then billing her for the time spent having sex, reported.

Thomas P. Lowe, 58, of Eagan, Minn., who is married, had an affair with a woman he was representing in a divorce case, according to the website.

Lowe reportedly knew the client for many years, and agreed in August 2011 to represent her in her divorce case. The two began an affair one month later. 

The website reports that at several times, Lowe billed the woman for legal services rendered while the two were having sex -- calling the time spent together a "meeting" or memo draft. 

I would have loved to have heard the conversation when the guy presented the bill.  "Wait, you are married, and have a code of ethics that prevents you from having sex with me.  And now you, a married attorney,  want to charge me, a divorced woman, $400 per hour for legal services during sex.  Excuse me, I have to go make a phone call.  Several phone calls, in fact."

You would  have to be a putz to think of charging in the first place.  But you would have to be an idiot to expect the woman to pay, instead of calling the ethics board.

Nod to Angry Alex

UPDATE:  Ick.  It's worse than that.  The woman tried to commit suicide.  And Lowe took payment on another case in cocaine.