LEO: Conflict of Interest - Multiple Clients - LE Op. 706
Conflict of Interest - Multiple Clients - Subsequent
Clients - Confidences and Secrets.
November 11, 1985
Notwithstanding dissimilarity of the subject matter, simultaneous
representation of adverse clients creates a presumption of adverse effect
on the attorney's absolute duty of loyalty. Therefore, absent consent from
the subject firm's client doctors and client malpractice plaintiff, the
entire firm is disqualified from representing either party in the medical
malpractice action. [See: DR:5-105(C)]
Committee Opinion November 11, 1985
See also LE Op. 916, LE Op. 1150, and LE Op. 1408.