LEO: Attorney as Witness - Withdrawal  LE Op. 557


Attorney as Witness - Withdrawal.


April 10, 1984


It is improper for an attorney/partner to represent the

partnership/defendant/counterclaimant in a suit in which it is likely that

the attorney will be called as a witness. If the attorney has appeared as

counsel for the partnership, he must withdraw. [ DR:5-101(A), DR:5-102,



Committee Opinion April 10, 1984