What are Conflicts of Interest?

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What are Conflicts of Interest?

When a potential client contacts Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC, the first thing we do is preform a conflict of interest check. An attorney can not represent  someone if  a conflict of interest exists.

Why are Conflict Checks Performed?

A conflict exists when a legal representation of one client is directly adverse to the representation of another client. It also exits if there is significant risk that the representation of one or more clients will be substantially limited by the attorneys responsibilities to a former client, current client, third party or the attorneys own personal interest.

Example

A very common example of a conflict of interest is when two spouses are seeking a divorce. We can not represent both husband and wife, each will have to have separate representation from different firms.

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