my husband and I live in Maryland and the attorney live in Washington DC
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Thank you for the information: Your Question: are there penalties for lawyers who practice sexual activities with married persons with refusal to stop? The attorney is the former secretary of state for new jersey XXXX They are licensed in new jersey and commonwealth of pennsyvania. Response: There are no specific penalties for Attorneys for having affairs with married persons. I checked for the possibility of an alienation of affection lawsuit. However, both Maryland and Washington, D.C., have abolished those lawsuits. Nevertheless, having an affair is unethical conduct as explained in the comments Section of Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct. See 204 PA Code Rule 8.4. New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 8.4 takes the opposite interpretation. So, you may definitely consider filing complaint with Pennsylvania Attorney Discipline for investigation of the Attorney for possible discipline for misconduct. You may also file complaint with New Jersey Attorney Discipline as the comment section seems to imply that under some circumstances having an affair may be considered misconduct under the Professional Rule of Conduct: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/204/chapter81/s8.4.html
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