LEO: Conflict of Interest - Attorney as Third  LE Op. 784


Conflict of Interest - Attorney as Third Party Defendant.


May 27, 1986


It is not improper for an attorney to represent plaintiffs in a pending

state action even though said attorney is a third party defendant in an

action pending elsewhere, the subject of which is the alleged malpractice

of the plaintiffs' predecessor counsel. The Committee advises that said

attorney fully disclose to client the claims made against him by the

former counsel.


Committee Opinion May 27, 1986