Rules of Professional Misconduct

Sex Fees Not Deductible Medical Expenses, Tax Court Rules

Therapeutic?  Probably.  Deductible?  No. So ruled the U.S. Tax Court yesterday in the case of William Halby, a New York tax attorney who claimed that the amounts he spent on, let's call them personal-gratification-related books and materials, and also numerous professional intimate-therapy service providers,…




Well, It Sounded Like “Rodent” to Me

From the archives, here’s an appellate ruling on a claim of error by the defendant, Mr. Roden: "Appellant asserts that the prosecutor referred to him as ‘Mr. Rodent’ on at least three occasions.  This claim is unsupported by the record."…


Attorney Who Bartered With Stripper Client is Suspended

In October, Illinois attorney Scott Erwin will begin a 15-month suspension that was imposed by the state bar for alleged misconduct involving a client.  A female client who worked as an exotic dancer charged that Erwin had touched her inappropriately…



WHEREAS, You Acted Like a Jerk In Court

WHEREAS, on the dates set out below, in the presence of Judge Thomas Mountjoy of the Court of Greene County, Missouri, attorney Carlos Dupree Romious, aka D. Carlos Romious, did do the following stupid things, among others: On June 16,…