LEO: Multiple Clients - Conflict of  LE Op. 698


Multiple Clients - Conflict of Interest.


May 10, 1985


It is not improper for an attorney to represent the defendant/driver C in

a declaratory judgment action to determine insurance coverage

notwithstanding the fact that said attorney represents simultaneously

defendant/driver A in a cross claim against defendant/driver C in the

personal injury litigation arising out of the same automobile accident

which gave rise to the declaratory judgment proceeding, so long as said

attorney makes full disclosure to both clients and gains their consent to

the representation. [ DR:5-105(C)]


Committee Opinion May 10, 1985