if i used a lawyer in the past to represent me, is that lawyer able to take a case in the future against me.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Yes, unless the particular cases involves a conflict of interests. Siding against a former client often does create such a conflict, but in many instances it does not. Whether there is a conflict in a particular situation depends upon the facts.
Note that, in many instances, even where there is a conflict the former client can waive it. That would allow the lawyer to take the case even if he otherwise could not.