LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former Client as  LE Op. 662


Conflict of Interest - Former Client as Adverse Party.


February 1, 1985


It is not improper for an attorney to represent A in a civil dispute

against B involving title and boundary issues, when the attorney's firm

performed a title examination of said property for B twenty years earlier,

the pending litigation is substantially related to the subject matter of

the prior services rendered, and the interests of A are materially adverse

to those of B, if B has consented after full and adequate disclosure. [

DR:4-101(B), DR:5-105(C), (D), LE Op. 441]


Committee Opinion February 1, 1985




See also LE Op. 933, and LE Op. 1033.