How to Get Screwed By Your Lawyer: Attorney Thomas P. Lowe bills former client he represented in a divorce for time they spent having sex

How to Get Screwed By Your Lawyer: Attorney Thomas P. Lowe bills former client he represented in a divorce for time they spent having sex

VicesJanuary 20, 2013

The best part of being a lawyer, aside from suing anybody who pisses you off, is that lawyers seemingly bill their clients for any use of their time. Whether it's charging their $200 hourly rate for reading an email, going to lunch, or asking how you how your mother is doing, they're ruthless when it comes to putting everything on the clock. Attorney, Thomas P. Lowe, took things one step too far when he thought he could get away with billing a former client for time they spent having sex while representing her in a divorce. "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 … [He] won’t have a chance for reinstatement for at least a year and three months after the decision… by the Minnesota Supreme Court.” [St. Paul Pioneer-Press]. For giving new meaning to "getting screwed by your lawyer," we'd like to welcome Mr. Lowe to the Wall of Shame.