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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS OF THE FLORIDA BAR

OPINION 59-37
May 17, 1960

Upon full disclosure of the situation, and in the absence of any relevant confidential communications because of the relationship, it is not improper for an attorney to represent a client involved in an accident at a hotel subsequent to the time during which this hotel had been insured by a client of the lawyer.

Canon: 6

Chairman Holcomb stated the opinion of the committee:

A member of The Florida Bar requests our opinion as to the propriety of his representing a client involved in an accident at a hotel subsequent to the policy period during which this hotel had been insured by a client of his. We find no impropriety in his representing such client provided no disclosures have been made to him by the hotel in connection with the matter he intends suing on. We think he should disclose his position to all interested parties.

Unless there are other conflicts which he does not mention, we find no impropriety in such representation.

[Revised: 08-24-2011]