Well known Madison County plaintiff attorney, Thomas Lakin, who has been facing a lawsuit over giving cocaine to underage young people at his home as well as sexual misconduct with the same, has now been handed a complaint by the state of Illinois.
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has filed a complaint against well-known Madison County lawyer L. Thomas Lakin, accusing him of sexual misconduct with two boys.
The allegations are similar to those made against Lakin by the two males and a girl in a pending civil lawsuit. Lakin's attorneys have strongly denied the allegations and have accused the minors' families of trying to extort $50 million. Joseph Tighe, Lakin's attorney in the licensure matter, could not be reached for comment.
Since around the time of the original lawsuit, Lakin has been difficult to locate, some believe he has been staying in his Pasadena home where he also has a law office, but "in March, Lakin put his law license on inactive status, meaning he cannot practice law. Inactive status is a way attorneys can, in effect, retire but reactivate their licenses at a lower cost than if they had officially retired."