Weird News

Attorney Found Guilty of Harassment in Ear Licking Case
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

An attorney from Hawaii was described as a ‘dirty old man’ by a judge for licking the ear of a client. Lawrence McCreery, a 64-year-old attorney in Kauai, was found guilty of harassment on Thursday following the conclusion of a bench trial. McCreery was found guilty after a former client testified that the back of her right ear was licked by McCreery when the two were discussing her child custody case.

According to the Kauai prosecuting attorney’s office, the woman was told by the attorney, “You look so good,” and “Too bad you’re married.” The woman claimed that the attorney made a ‘weird sound’ and then hugged her body tightly prior to licking her right ear. McCreery testified in the bench trial and said that he did not lick her and that she initiated the hug between the two.


Frank Rothschild, the Per Diem Fifth District Court Judge, ruled that there was no evidence that the woman created the story. McCreery had a license to practice law in Hawaii since 1975. He has been ordered to pay a fine of $250, according to prosecutors.

“Quite frankly,” Rothschild said, “these are the actions of a dirty old man.”

The attorney for the defense, Michael Soong, said that he is planning to appeal the ruling from the judge.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!



Plaintiff Personal Injury Paralegal


Opportunity for a Plaintiff Personal Injury legal assistant to work in a growing practice. Must have...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - Insurance Defense

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Fowler Law Group is looking for an associate attorney with at least one year of insurance defense ex...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - Estate Planning


Cook Tillman Law Group is seeking an associate attorney for its Estate Planning practice group. ...

Apply now

Senior Commercial Real Estate Attorney


Senior level commercial real estate transactional attorney sought by a successful, mid-sized, real e...

Apply now




Search Now

Venture Capital Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate business attorney with...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks transactional real estate attorn...

Apply Now

Experienced Health Care Attorney


Portland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm is seeking health care attorney with 5-...

Apply Now


To Top