In the State of Illinois can a lawyer be charged for representing two clients in the same case these two clients are suiting each other but they do not know that the same lawyer is the one that will be representing each one of them ?? can he be charge for that ? and what's the Crime for it ?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You are allowed to represent co-defendants in a criminal matter, but it involves a number of disadvantages that your attorney should have discussed.
In a civil matter, an attorney absolutely cannot represent two sides. I am unsure how the court has not been aware of the dual representation, but this attorney can be sued by either client for a breach of a fiduciary duty.
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