Judge Having Affair with Party

By Attorney Gregg Herman
July 23, 2014

Judge having affair with party

by Gregg Herman on 07/23/14
In the category of “just when I think I’ve heard it all”, the ABA Journal reported on a case where a man sued a judge for having an affair with the man’s wife while a child support case was pending before him.

Apparently, this does not give rise to a civil rights violation under the doctrine of judicial immunity.

Fortunately, the Michigan Supreme Court removed the judge from office.

It is not infrequent that a client will question the impartiality of a judge, but it usually relates to whether they tend to generally prefer men to women or vice versa in some manner.

As I said, just when I think I’ve heard it all…

Attorney Gregg Herman is a founding partner of Loeb & Herman S.C. in Milwaukee, WI. He practices family law exclusively, and can be reached via e-mail or by calling (414) 272-5632.