Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee

Q: can my cousin he's a lawyer defend a plaintiff in a case against me?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: That is not a per se ethical conflict. But if he has provided legal advice to you, then you want to ask him to recuse himself (and all information about you). I would be most worried about him using information he knows about you to collect a Judgment. The lawyer is treading on dangerous ground, and is subject to a possible suit and/or BPR complaint.

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