Lawyer Charges Client He Had An Affair With For Time They Spent Having Sex, Gets Suspended
Lawyers have a nasty reputation for doing anything for an extra dollar, and Thomas Lowe of Minnesota is doing everything in his power to reenforce that stereotype.
58-year-old lawyer Thomas Lowe has been suspended by the state of Minnesota for having an affair with a client, and then charging her for the sessions during which they had sex.
Lowe represented the woman in her divorce proceedings, and the two had an affair — one that almost cost the woman something extra.
The decision was filed Thursday. It will be a year and three months before Lowe has any chance for reinstatement.
Lowe has been in practice since 1985, and allegedly knew the client for several years. She came to Lowe in August 2011 about divorcing her husband, at which time he decided to act as her lawyer.
A few days later, Lowe asked about the woman’s sexual relationship, and then posed the question whether she would have sex with him.
The affair between the two lasted until March. Lowe then had the audacity to charge her for dates they went on that ended in sexual encounters, coded as meetings or drafting memos.
When Lowe wanted to end the affair to save his own marriage, he broke off all ties with the woman. The next day, she was hospitalized for a suicide attempt.
This isn’t Lowe’s first time being on the wrong side of the law, as he was placed on probation in 1997 for purchasing cocaine from a client.
Jordan Shepherd | Elite.