The Lawyer-Client (Sexual) Relationship


THE TRIAL WARRIOR BLOG

Q: What’s the difference between a lawyer and a prostitute?
A: A prostitute will stop screwing you when you’re dead.

Zach Needles at the Daily Report writes about a Pennsylvania lawyer who decided on an unconventional compensation arrangement:

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a one-year suspension to a Bucks County attorney who agreed to represent a female client in a DUI case in exchange for oral sex.

In a one-page July 17 order, the justices, adopting the recommendation of a three-member panel of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court, granted a joint petition in support of discipline on consent in which attorney David H. Knight admitted to trading legal work for sexual favors and asked for a one-year suspension.

According to the petition, Doe was arrested for driving under the influence in November 2010.

In February 2011, Doe met with Knight, an attorney with Doylestown, Pa.-based criminal…

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