LEO: Conflict of Interest - Multiple LE Op. 975
Conflict of Interest - Multiple Clients.
October 9, 1987
An attorney represents "A" on two matters: a suit brought by a
partnership (which is pending in circuit court) and a suit against a
limited partnership. The attorney also represents "A's" spouse, "B," in an
unrelated suit against "X" for injuries "B" received when "B's" car was
hit head-on by "X." The attorney proposes to name "X" as a defendant in a
personal injury suit brought by "B" and to name "A" as a second defendant.
It is improper, given the above facts, for the attorney to represent both "
A" and "B" even if both clients consent to the representation. [ DR:5-
105(A) and (C); LE Op. 947]
Committee Opinion October 9, 1987
See also LE Op. 1333.