Is a attorney allowed to represent a person if they are subcontractors for the company suing a person? How? 5 Answers as of August 17, 2015

Is a lawyer allowed to represent a person if they are subcontractors for the company suing a person?

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Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Your question is unclear. Is the person being sued a subcontractor of the company suing it? Then obviously the attorney can represent one part or the other, but not both. If you mean the attorney is the attorney for a subcontractor and the primary company is suing a person who in unrelated to the two companies, I would think that the company would successfully object on the basis the attorney might have inside information about the company that could be unfairly used by the person being sued.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/17/2015
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
Please re-phrase your question. All I'm getting is that the person represented is a subcontractor involved in a lawsuit. Try something like "Project Owner is suing Contractor for failing to provide specified materials and Contractor has a third-party action against Subcontractor to whom they assigned that portion of the work. Can one attorney represent Contractor both on the defense of the primary lawsuit and on the third-party lawsuit" (The answer to that would be "yes" BTW)
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/11/2015
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
Your question cannot be answered without more detail. A lawyer cannot represent two different clients on the same matter or on any matter which may give him or her inside info and an advantage. Ask the lawyer the question and if you don't like the answer, you are always free to get another lawyer. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 8/10/2015
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
It could be a conflict of interest.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/10/2015
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C.
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. | Richard M. Levy
No, it would be a conflict of interest.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/10/2015
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