Massachusetts Lawyer Accused Of Being Prostitute

UnknownMassachusetts attorney Karen J. Andrade, 51, may be an example of the over-use of social media. Southampton police say that Andrade had thae standard lawyer links like LinkedIn but also links as “Rose,” a prostitute. Andrade, who was suspended from practice in 2014, is accused of running a escort business out of her home.

Andrade specializes in child custody but was placed under administrative suspension by the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers on Jan. 21, 2014. She was then accused of failing to respond to board inquiries.

Neighbors complained that middle aged men were frequenting the house and police questioned Andrade and showed her the advertisements as an escort. However, those advertisements did not use her real name but did use her telephone and other identifying information. Police say that they found text messages arranging meetings with male clients as well as sexual items in her home. One man found at the home reportedly admitted to paying $150 for sexual favors.

This is not the first lawyer to be accused of working as a call girl or prostitute.

Andrade’s LinkedIn entry includes a background as a “Hynpotherapist”:

Owner, Alternative Dispute Resolution Professional
Valley Conflict Resolution Services
2012 – Present (3 years)1242 Main Street, Ste 215, Springfield, MA 01103
Areas of Conflict Resolution include, but are not limited to; divorce, custody, co-parenting, relocation, paternity, adoption, guardianship, surrogate and donor agreements, DCF matters, modifications, special needs issues, non-traditional and high conflict families, bullying, school and service provider conflict, neighborhood and small business disputes.

Areas of Practice include, but are not limited to Mediation, Arbitration, Collaborative Law, and Parenting Co-ordination.
Hynpotherapist, Voice Talent, Owner
Triumph Voice
March 2008 – Present (7 years 8 months)1242 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103

Assuming Andrade is convicted, the question is whether her position as an attorney (even a suspended attorney) would be considered as an aggravating factor. Attorneys are officers of the court and held to a higher standard. However, would it be far to increase punishment based on her “other” identity as an attorney?

She was released on her own personal recognizance.

28 thoughts on “Massachusetts Lawyer Accused Of Being Prostitute”

  1. Let’s see. $300 for dinner, drinks $??, theater $??, and maybe a room $150. With expectation of what?

    Seattle incall high end escort ranges $450 to 900 an hour …expectation met. Most of the escorts are otherwise employed…white collar ….good jobs. Like the money, hours and sex.
    Seattle Times 2014.

    Bunny Ranch Nevada….much more per hour. Detroit???.go across the bridge.

    It seems to me that it’s time for SCOTUS to rule that the use of one’s body parts are not subject to regulation by law. Football players, piano players, gymnasts, gardners, typists, dancers, nude beach goers.

    So two organs are used for the purpose for which they are designed……just saying.

  2. “Attorneys are officers of the court and held to a higher standard” – JT.

    OH … REALLY? Don’t make me laugh.

    Tell that to a High-School classmate – now an Attorney-At-Law AND an elected public official – who still hates my guts over a trivial matter from 35+ yrs ago. I wonder if he teaches his children to hate, too …

  3. bam, JT has mentioned at least a couple times beavers are one of his favorite observations while hiking.

  4. Not so much underemployment as it is lack of employment and the inability to practice in her chosen career. She was, after all, suspended from the practice of law. Online, surprisingly, her LinkedIn profile claims that she is a hypnotherapist, a party planner and the owner of a company specializing in ballroom dresses. As my parents used to say, she sure is a busy beaver!

Comments are closed.