Tuscaloosa, AL asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Alabama

Q: Can my lawyer represent me in case against a defendant and then represent the defendant on a deferent case

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A: In Alabama, as in most jurisdictions, an attorney representing a client in a case against a defendant would typically have a conflict of interest if they were to then represent the same defendant in a different case. This scenario could potentially compromise the attorney's duty to provide each client with undivided loyalty and zealous representation.

Conflicts of interest can arise when an attorney's representation of one client might be directly adverse to the interests of another client, or when the attorney's representation of one client could be materially limited by responsibilities to another client.

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