Illustration for article titled Real-Life Jeff Winger Lawyer Billed Client for That Time They Had Sex

People joke about all the time about how soulless and awful lawyers are, but sometimes they really are soulless and awful. Case in point: a Minnesota attorney recently faced some serious disciplinary action when it was discovered that he’d taken a page out of Bluth family attorney Barry Zuckerhorn’s lawyerbook and billed a client he was representing in a divorce case for time he spent sleeping with her.


The Atlantic Wire highlighted the sleazy billing practices of Thomas P. Lowe in a broader report in Minnesota’s Star Tribune about the recent rise in instances of disciplinary action against regional lawyers. Lowe’s story is particularly gross because it seems like something a real-world Jeff Winger who never attended Greendale would do and not feel sorry about at all. Thomas P. Lowe of Eagan was suspended for a minimum of 15 months for having a sexual relationship with a client he was representing in a divorce case, and including the time spent during their trysts in his billable hours.


The Wire’s Connor Simpson follows the logic of this confounding paper-trail (which was initially discovered and reported on back in January) to its natural conclusion — Lowe served as his own pimp, making his timeline the darkest timeline of them all.

[Atlantic Wire] [The Star Tribune]

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