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Married Lawyers Face Charges for Payment Demands After Wife's Liaisons

For those of us who thought we had seen it all, The Texas Lawyer [reproduced in Law.com -- thanks to my student, Jon Strang, for the hat tip] reports on an astounding case. Two San Antonio lawyers, married to each other, face trial on theft charges. [NB I regret missing the earlier coverage on Overlawyered: Feb. 6 and links therein.] It is alleged that the wife initiated sexual liaisons with four men whom the husband then threatened with litigation unless they compensated him for his "emotional distress." Over $144,000 was apparently garnered by the couple in such "settlements."

Ted Roberts, principal in Ted H. Roberts in San Antonio, is apparently certified in personal injury law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mary Roberts' primary areas of practice include ethics and legal malpractice....

I so wish I were making this up. And I'm so glad I'm not the one who taught Ms. Roberts Legal Ethics.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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