Can a lawyer take a client they have previously opposed in court?
April 30, 2010 8:53 AM Subscribe
Is it legal or ethical for a civil lawyer in California to take a client they have previously opposed in court?
posted by anonymous to law & government (7 answers total)
I was involved in a civil suit a while ago and I was impressed with the lawyer that the other side brought in. Now I'm looking at the prospect of another, completely unrelated, civil case, and I'd like to hire the lawyer who opposed me previously. Is there a problem with that?
Also, there is a very slight chance the earlier case could be reopened for another hearing. Would that affect this lawyer's ability to take me on as a client?