In conflict of interest cases, the general rule is that prejudice is presumed "if the defendant demonstrates that counsel 'actively represented conflicting interests' and that 'an actual conflict of interest adversely affected his lawyer's performance.'" Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 692 (1984) (quoting James v. Kentucky, 466 U.S. at 350, 348).
Summaries of Published Successful Conflict of Interest Claims Since 1982, Teresa L. Norris (updated August 10, 2015)
Update of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Conflict of Interest Cases, Teresa L. Norris (updated January 20, 2016)
Update of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Conflict of Interest Cases, Teresa l. Norris (January 1, 2016 through April 10, 2016)