Conflict of Interest by an Attorney
An attorney is required to represent their clients’ best interests with diligence. If a client has been damaged by a lawyers conflict of interest you may be able to recover damages. When an attorney takes a case with compromised obligations it can be a conflict of interest. Conflicts can arise in a variety of ways. Representing partners in a business transaction with different interests, representing different beneficiaries in a trust, representing a testator and a beneficiary in a will, representing a passenger and a driver in a car accident, representing somebody and having someone else pay the legal fees, are just some of the many examples that can all be conflicts of interest.
Without the consent of the client an attorney cannot represent another client when there is a conflict of interest, and sometimes cannot represent the client at all even if the other client agrees.