‘Sex is fun, and I can get paid for it’, says criminal lawyer who side hustles as prostitute

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Married mother Katherine Sears claims to have once made £44,500 in just three weeks

Katherine Sears

A criminal lawyer in the US has revealed how she is supplementing her income by working as a part-time prostitute.

Yes, you read that correctly. Katherine Sears, a married mother of one from Des Moines, Iowa, reportedly started engaging in sex work, alongside her day job as a criminal defence lawyer, three years ago, according to US news station KCCI.

The 30-year-old spends up to three weeks at a time working at a brothel in the state of Nevada, where prostitution is legal, followed by one week at home.

Sears, who claims to have once made $55,000 (£44,500) in just three weeks with her eyebrow-raising side hustle, hopes that by sharing her story she will change people’s attitudes about sex work and break down the stigma surrounding it.

“I like sex. Sex is fun, and I can get paid for it,” says Sears, who works at US outfit Clark & Sears alongside her supportive husband John. “I think the more we talk about it, the better our chances are of getting the decriminalisation that we’re pursuing. We’re not going to have legislation change if we’re passive about it.”

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She continues:

“Prostitutes are people. Prostitutes I’ve known are some of the best people I’ve known. I think a lot of people are upset about prostitution without understanding what it is they are being upset about. We degrade women who are open about sexuality. You’re supposed to be this way and if you’re not this way, you’re bad. So, I think it’s a lot of indoctrination.”

Sears, who on a busy day can see up to 15 clients, was already reportedly working as a sex worker when she met her now-hubby at Drake University Law School in Iowa several years ago. “I don’t really care that much,” said John on his wife’s part-time profession.

Having given birth to her first child four months ago, Sears is now taking a break from prostitution to focus on her family and legal career.

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They don’t call ‘em Solicitors for nothing.



They don’t in America though, fool.



I did once see a mini-pupil ask a barrister why she hadn’t gone into “soliciting.” He was promptly told off by a nearby silk that, “We don’t ask women these sorts of questions!”



So her husband is effectively a cuckold?



Mr Pooey Bum QC

Thats the ultimate end for the modern, feminist, open-minded, and tolerant pseudo-male.

He has to be open minded and tolerant to everything, while always putting his wife’s desires first… even if that means having “fun” on the end of other men’s cocks.



For once, an LC article worth reading!


Pls no more Eve

Agreed, better than Eve Borewell crap.



Adam was praying for this article to be about Eve. Tom had to break the bad news to him.



Historically Freshfields: they had the “Blues and blondes” recruiting strategy for the longest time. Travers too but I couldn’t see it last time I dealt with them.



She’s taking a break from her morally reprehensible and degrading profession to spend time as a prostitute.



Heard this so many times when I was working in the USA



I guess you could say she’s a pro bono





Corbyn. Sympathiser





‘Having given birth to her first child four months ago, Sears is now taking a break from prostitution to focus on her family and legal career.’

Okkkkkkkkayyyy thennnn



Is the kid his?



She makes more than 4x a NQ at Kirkland. Why don’t more women do this?



I’m amazed that her husband is okay with this?!!!!



Her husband is what is wrong with modern men. Men like him are tarnishing manhood.


Corbyn. Sympathiser

Why aren’t you upbraiding the incel chumps who have to pay for sex?



The US TV station who interviewed here included a variety of risqué ‘glamour shots’ in the video. Sadly, that’s blocked from the UK, but the Sun has kindly reproduced it here:

Her husband appears to have mental health problems, and has just has his license to practice suspended:



*sigh* Here I go again…



Once again, there’s more evidence of journalistic inquiry in the comments to a Legal Cheek article than in the article itself.

Also, this is a genuine quote from Realist’s second link:

“…the Iowa Supreme Court suspended the law license of her husband and law practice partner John Sears, forcing her to take the whole load for the time being.”



Feel so sorry for her child.

Imagine the other kids at school coming up and asking how much his/her mother enjoys sleeping with 15+ men a day. Is the best answer really “She’s breaking down indoctrination, don’t you know?!”

Narcissism is horrible.


Corbyn. Sympathiser

Excuse me?


Senior Partner

I hope she is willing to consider a TC as adequate consideration for the use of her side services. To all the feminists whinging about the pay gap, you should follow the example of this enterprising woman. Remember, the mouth you use to whinge can be used to earn you the money you want so badly.


HR Manager

Free TC. You know what you have to do to redeem this offer.



They’re informed consenting adults, so good luck to them. If joining the army, where you might kill people or be killed, is respectable (which it is), then why is being a prostitute a problem?

Legalise it, regulate it, tax it.


Interesting perspective

Brutal. I had never thought of it that way, though…



I appreciate this comment isn’t relevant to the article, but could Legal Cheek write an article about the prevalence of nepotism at Squires? Like for example the fact that one of their trainees is the daughter of the firm’s Brussels Managing Partner?



Keep posting.

You cannot get the TC withdrawn, but you can certainly make sure every single person she works with who worked hard to build their CV knows the truth and judges her accordingly.



I’m fairly cynical about most things, but is it possible that she secured her TC on merit? I’m thinking of families in which the children follow their parents into medicine, or the Army, etc – it’s not unusual for careers to run in families.



Exchange Chambers



Some valid arguments for decriminalization/reducing stigma etc etc etc blah blah blah.

But, being paid or not… up to 15 “clients” a day? Yuck. A potential walking petri dish and at best having a go with her will be like throwing a hot dog down a hallway.

Still, not the most disgusting lawyer I’ve ever encountered.


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