LEO: Conflict of Interests - Multiple Clients LE Op. 634
Conflict of Interests - Multiple Clients - Former Client.
December 19, 1984
It is not improper for an attorney to represent a former client's
insurance carrier in a subrogation claim against an uninsured tortfeasor
even though the former client has filed an ethics complaint arising out of
the prior representation of the former client in the claim against the
uninsured tortfeasor which was subsequently settled by another lawyer.
However, in order for an attorney to maintain the subrogation claim by
means of an action formerly maintained on behalf of the former client, the
attorney upon full disclosure must obtain the consent of both the insurer
and the former client.
Committee Opinion December 19, 1984