- ‘Shocked and Appalled’ By 2nd Client-Sex Complaint, Lawyer Said He Learned Lesson the 1st Time
‘Shocked and Appalled’ By 2nd Client-Sex Complaint, Lawyer Said He Learned Lesson the 1st Time
Posted Jan 21, 2011 11:37 AM CST
By Martha Neil
Disciplined in 2007 for having sex with a client in 2005, a Montana lawyer has been accused of making the same mistake again, apparently with a different client, in 2008 and 2009.
However, a "shocked and appalled" Solomon Neuhardt says he didn't do it, reports the Billings Gazette.
Neuhardt admitted the 2005 violation of state attorney ethics rules, which he called a blessing in disguise, and was suspended from practice for four months.
“There isn't a shred of evidence to support it," he says of the new client-sex complaint. "I will fight it until it is dismissed.”
Under Montana ethics rules for lawyers, an attorney may not have a sexual relationship with a client unless it existed prior to the representation.