LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former LE Op. 648
Conflict of Interest - Former Client-Prospective Client -
Substantially Related Matter - Representation - Wrongful
Death - Personal Injury.
January 9, 1985
Under the provisions of DR:5-105(B) of the Virginia Code of
Professional Responsibility, a lawyer or law firm which has formerly
represented and concluded settlement of claims of an estate for wrongful
death, may represent another individual in a substantially related matter
against a third party who precipitated the decedent's demise and whose
conduct is the basis for the prospective client's claim.
Committee Opinion January 9, 1985