Minnesota Lawyer Disbarred For Servicing Client

Thomas P. Lowe has been disbarred for 15 months.

Eagan, Minn. ~ Thomas P. Lowe, a divorce lawyer in Eagan, Minn., has been barred from practicing law for 15 months. Lowe admitted to having sex with a client — and then billing her for his time.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Lowe and the woman had known each other since 1985, but that affair took off in August 2011, when she approached him to represent her in a divorce. Several days after agreeing to represent her, Lowe reportedly asked if she would be interested in having sex.

After their sexual encounters, Lowe billed the client for his time.

Lowe had his license revoked Jan. 10 by the Minnesota Supreme Court on the grounds of “professional misconduct, namely, engaging in a sexual relationship with a vulnerable client and billing the client for meetings in which they engaged in sexual relations.”