Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The North Carolina State Bar has filed a disciplinary complaint that alleges an attorney made "inappropriate comments and inappropriately touched [two clients] in a sexual manner without [their] consent" during office meetings.
The alleged conduct involved, in the first instance, trying to put his tongue in the client's mouth, grabbing her buttocks and touching her breasts, telling her she "had to kiss him," and comments about oral sex.
The second alleged instance involves moving his chair so closely to the client's chair that "he was almost straddling her legs," grabbing her to force a kiss, "pulling her dress back in a manner as if he were looking down her top," and asking the client if she was blushing.
The accused attorney was admitted to practice in 1975. (Mike Frisch)