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Counsel – Conflict of Interest – Guardianship — Dual Representation, Competing Interests

Guerrero v. Cavey, 2000 WI App 203, 238 Wis.2d 449, 617 N.W.2d 849

Issue: Whether an attorney’s dual representation of the subject of a guardianship and her son worked a conflict of interest.

Holding: The two clients had competing interests, including the son’s desire to buy his mother’s house at below market value, and the attorney therefore had a conflict of interest, ¶¶13-17.

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