I have unveiled the largest conspiracy in the state of Georgia in which my PI attorney was not only representing me, but also representing my employer. Isn't this a conflict of interest? I have endured ongoing harassment, defamation, misrepresentation, and slander by both employer and PI attorney. There has been an extensive amount of surveillance to the point it has become invasive and intimidating. This law firm appears to be highly regarded. I have factual information that will corroborate my story. What are the next steps?
Personal Injury Lawyer
A conflict of interest is not a conspiracy. It is a conflict of interest. So, you ought to look into firing your lawyer and finding new counsel. However, as has already been suggested, you should lose the hyperbole and just stick to the facts.
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consult a new attorney and let him or her deal with it.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
As you describe it, representing two clients with adverse interests, even if representation of the employer is not in a current matter, could be a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct. It may be a conflict that can be waived, but notice must be given to both clients. I hasten to add that the situation you describe seems pretty far fetched; you should be 100% sure you've got your facts straight before you make such an allegation against a lawyer or firm. If you have those facts, you should terminate the firm's representation and file a complaint with the State Bar of Georgia. They will investigate your complaint and determine whether any violation of the Rules occurred.
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