LEO: Conflict of Interests/Personal Injury  LE Op. 566


Conflict of Interests/Personal Injury.


May 2, 1984


At the time of a two vehicle traffic accident, husband was operating a

motor vehicle in which his wife was a passenger. It is not improper for an

attorney to defend the husband/driver on a related traffic offense and

subsequently to represent the wife in a personal injury action against her

husband and the driver of the other vehicle, as long as the attorney has

made full disclosure to and has obtained the informed consent of both

husband and wife. [ DR:5-105]


Committee Opinion May 2, 1984




See also LE Op. 1337, and LE Op. 1354.