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.