Preema, a suburban housewife (whose name has been changed), allegedly earned extra spending money by acting as a “personal service provider” for male clients. Paul, her husband, was suspicious of her behavior. During their divorce proceedings, Paul’s private investigator—on stakeout at the local apartment brothel—watched Preema’s attorney arrive at her room wearing shorts, a T-shirt, and sunglasses, but carrying no briefcase. He left exactly one hour later. During Preema’s deposition, she explained that her lawyer came that day to pick up payment for his legal services. She testified that she paid her lawyer in cash but had no receipt. Paul’s attorney sought a motion to compel the opposing lawyer’s deposition. The court denied the request, suggesting that the lawyer refer the matter to a State Bar of Texas grievance committee. Would you file a grievance against this opposing counsel?
To read the entire article written by William Herrscher, go to the Texas Bar Journal.