LEO: Conflict of Interest - Successor Firm  LE Op. 652


Conflict of Interest - Successor Firm Representing New Partner.


January 16, 1985


It is improper for law firm AB to represent the former firm B and its

partners in a legal malpractice case when firm AB was formed as a result

of the merger of defendant firm B and firm A, and it appears necessary

that one of the members of firm B will have to testify as a witness in the

trial of the legal malpractice case. [ DR:5-101(A), DR:5-102, EC:5-9,

 LE Op. 311 and LE Op. 557]


Committee Opinion January 16, 1985