West Central Michigan
The QDMA REACH Program
REACH is an aggressive national education and outreach program from the Quality Deer Management Association that benefits hunters, landowners and deer managers in several ways. REACH is the acronym for Research, Educate, Advocate, Certify and Hunt.
Dave Bopp, President
Jim Blaszak, Vice President:
Married lawyer, 'had affair with divorce client then billed her for times they had sex'
A lawyer has been suspended after admitting to an affair with a client - and billing her for time they spent having sex, it was revealed last week.
Attorney Thomas Lowe had a six-month relationship with the woman he was representing in a divorce case.
The 58-year-old, who is married, began an affair with his client after complimenting on her appearance and talking about her sex life.
The pair embarked on an affair and met up on numerous occasions to have sex.
Documents obtained from Lowe's office in Burnsville, Minnesota revealed that on the dates he was having sex he billed the women for his time and coded their liaisons as 'meetings' or 'drafting memos'.
Lowe, from Eagan, Minnesota, eventually broke off the affair after several arguments with the woman in a bid to save his own marriage.
He also withdrew as her attorney leading to the woman, who had past abuse and mental health issues, to try and kill herself. While she recovered in hospital she told authorities about the affair.
Lowe initially denied having the affair, but later 'unconditionally admitted the allegations' to the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on January 10 that he be suspended indefinitely and lose his license to practice law.