I am in the process of filing a complaint through the state bar association regarding an attorney who has acted in a situation where a blatant and extreme case of conflict of interest existed. This situation involved this attorney having connections (not deminimus) (in a professional context) to both sides of the case. He further acted in a situation where not only that conflict existed but a second attorney was contracted who is a blood relative to the lead partner in his firm ( firm of two named partners and a third) . He represented the plaintiff, had business connections with the defendant and the special prosecutor was blood related to his partner.
He denies it on the grounds that he says there is no conflict. He won’t cease in contacting me in a not so veiled threatening manner. I want it to stop. Further he has blatantly lied to me to to elicit an action and then provided to me stale checks from his client ( the fact said checks were stale was clearly known to him) as payment.
Your description is far too vague and rambling for much useful analysis. Your best bet is to actually sit down with an attorney to review the case and provide you with advice.
Much depends on what is happening and whether you are represented by counsel. If you are acting as your own attorney in a legal case and the attorney represents the other party, then they are REQUIRED to contact you for many purposes - just as they would contact the opposing counsel in any case.
The quickest method to prevent an opposing attorney from contacting you is to retain an attorney of your own. In that case it would actually be a violation of the ethics rules to contact you without the permission of your attorney.
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