Depending on which state you’re licensed in, you may have to do a certain number of pro bono service hours in order to keep up with your ethical obligations. In general, doing pro bono work is a great way to get that happy feeling deep down inside.

But one lawyer in Georgia may have a different idea about how to achieve that sense of inner nirvana. He’s allegedly more interested in getting serviced pro boner than offering pro bono services.

That being said, let’s meet our Lawyer of the Day, a man who stands accused of trading contraband for peep shows from prisoners at the local jail….

Michael Stuart Winner, a graduate of Mercer Law School, is no stranger to disciplinary action by the state bar, but apparently he just can’t get enough of it. This time around, he’s been accused of offering female inmates prohibited items and legal services in exchange for sexual favors. The Marietta Daily Journal has more:

Michael Winner

Winner provided female inmates at the jail with prescription drugs and legal help in exchange for the women lifting up their tops to expose their breasts, which Winner would watch from the other side of a glass partition, [Cobb County Sheriff Neil] Warren said. He said the inmates also promised Winner sex when they were released from jail.

Warren said the number of inmates that Winner made these exchanges with was still under investigation. While he said it was more than one, it was not widespread.

Winning! And you thought “Put ‘Em on the Glass” was just a Sir Mix-A-Lot song. Winner also allegedly exposed himself to a female inmate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. What’s it say about you when the only play you’re getting is through a glass partition?

Winner has been charged with the following felonies: four counts of conspiracy to commit crime, three counts of unlawful trading with inmates, one count of a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, and one count of “use of communications facilities to violate provisions prohibited.”

Congratulations, ladies, because it looks like you picked a real Winner to represent you.

Arrested attorney moves from Cobb to Fulton jail [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
Attorney accused of unlawful trading [Marietta Daily Journal]
Lawyer Accused of Trading Contraband for Sexual Favors with Inmates [ABA Journal]


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