LEO: Withdrawal From Representation  LE Op. 559


Withdrawal From Representation.


April 10, 1984


It is not improper for an attorney to withdraw from representation of a

personal injury client, prior to the institution of suit, when the

attorney has accepted employment with the defendant corporation, so long

as the attorney has notified the client by written registered mail of (1)

his unavailability as counsel, (2) the applicable statute of limitations, (

3) the necessity of his client to seek other legal counsel, and (4) that

the attorney will have no further responsibility for the case except to

provide to the client or the client's counsel all papers and property to

which the client is entitled. [ DR:2-108(A)(1), EC:2-34]


Committee Opinion April 10, 1984