LEO: Conflict of Interests - Multiple Clients  LE Op. 634


Conflict of Interests - Multiple Clients - Former Client.


December 19, 1984


It is not improper for an attorney to represent a former client's

insurance carrier in a subrogation claim against an uninsured tortfeasor

even though the former client has filed an ethics complaint arising out of

the prior representation of the former client in the claim against the

uninsured tortfeasor which was subsequently settled by another lawyer.

However, in order for an attorney to maintain the subrogation claim by

means of an action formerly maintained on behalf of the former client, the

attorney upon full disclosure must obtain the consent of both the insurer

and the former client.


Committee Opinion December 19, 1984