LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former Client as LE Op. 662
Conflict of Interest - Former Client as Adverse Party.
February 1, 1985
It is not improper for an attorney to represent A in a civil dispute
against B involving title and boundary issues, when the attorney's firm
performed a title examination of said property for B twenty years earlier,
the pending litigation is substantially related to the subject matter of
the prior services rendered, and the interests of A are materially adverse
to those of B, if B has consented after full and adequate disclosure. [
DR:4-101(B), DR:5-105(C), (D), LE Op. 441]
Committee Opinion February 1, 1985
See also LE Op. 933, and LE Op. 1033.