LEO: Conflict of Interest - Former Client  LE Op. 803


Conflict of Interest - Former Client.


May 27, 1986


When an attorney's law firm has previously formed a corporation for

clients of the firm, it is not ethically improper for the attorney to

represent the wife of one of the shareholders of the corporation in an

adverse action against the shareholder, unless confidences or secrets

gained by the wife's attorney by reason of the prior representation may be

used to the advantage of the wife or disadvantage of the husband. [ DR:4-

101, DR:5-105(D)]


Committee Opinion May 27, 1986




See also LE Op. 1196.