Drugs appear to have claimed another leading lawyer — cautionary tale for law students and lawyers alike. Ken Lawson has assembled a reputation in Kentucky for his defense of celebrities and suing police departments. Various clients have sued Lawson for malpractice and Lawson, 45, will be sentenced on federal drug-conspiracy charge.
Lawson’s license have been suspended, but he is now facing a torrent of lawsuit from former clients. Lawson admitted that he took many cases to pay for his addiction to pain killers: “I was a liar, a thief, a cheat,” Lawson said at the time. “That’s who I was.”
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