Lexington, KY asked in Domestic Violence for Kentucky

Q: Is it a violation of code of ethics for lawyer to start sexual relationship with client after being hired?

The state of Ky charged my ex-bf with assault and wanton endangerment. He hired a lawyer who's also a state senator, began sleeping with her, provided a new vehicle for her to drive, and she's basically living with him. My ex was arrested for violating our DVO and she bailed him out.. They aren't making any effort in keeping their relationship a secret as everyone from the county prosecutor to the detectives have asked me and commented on their strange behavior. She constantly posts pictures and stories on Facebook. She has made numerous allegations to the prosecutor about me and yesterday she filed a 6 page motion regarding the DVO. (Do I have access to see the motion she filed?) She refused a plea offer and threatened to go to trial if things weren't resolved during the upcoming 4th pretrial. (Are 4 pretrials normal?) If I submit a code of ethics complaint to the Ky. Bar Assc, I feel they will dismiss it because I'm the ex. Please advise...

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Yes.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: From what you’re stating there could be multiple violations with the Kentucky Bar association.

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