LEO: Attorney as Witness/Withdrawal From LE Op. 462
Attorney as Witness/Withdrawal From Representation.
July 21, 1982
An attorney who discovers, after undertaking employment, that he must
testify as to a material matter if he is to serve the best interests of
his client, must withdraw from representing that client. There are
exceptions which apply to this general Rule, but none of those exceptions
applied in the particular inquiry presented to the Committee. [See DR:5-
101(B)(l) - (3) and DR:5-102(A).]
Committee Opinion July 21, 1982
See also LE Op. 901.