LEO: Conflict of Interest Subsequent, LE Op. 672


Conflict of Interest Subsequent Representation Against Prior Client.

February 20, 1985


It is not improper for an attorney to represent a plaintiff against a former client unless said attorney gained confidences and secrets of the former client during the prior representation which may be used to the disadvantage of the former client in the current case, and/or the current matter is substantially related to the representation of the former client, and the former client does not consent to the current representation after full and adequate disclosure. [DR:4-101(B)(2), DR:5-105(D)]

Committee Opinion February 20, 1985



See also LE Op. 770, LE Op. 933, LE Op. 1033, LE Op. 1180, LE Op. 1194, LE Op. 1196, LE Op. 1279, LE Op. 1313, LE Op. 1384, and LE Op. 1419.