LEO: Conflict of Interest - Real Estate  LE Op. 836


Conflict of Interest - Real Estate.


October 9, 1986


It is not improper for an attorney to continue representing a defendant

when the attorney's law partner prepared the defendant's deed, which is

the subject matter of the suit, and when the attorney's partner will be

called as a witness, unless or until the attorney/partner's testimony

becomes prejudicial to the client's case. Whether or not the testimony of

the attorney/partner as witness is prejudicial is beyond the province of

the committee. [ DR:5-102(B); LE Op. 658, LE Op. 641, LE Op. 593 and

 LE Op. 553]


Committee Opinion October 9, 1986