Conflict of Interest

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).

PDF iconSummaries of Published Successful Conflict of Interest Claims Since 1982, Teresa L. Norris (updated August 10, 2015)

PDF iconUpdate of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Conflict of Interest Cases, Teresa L. Norris (updated January 20, 2016)

PDF iconUpdate of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Conflict of Interest Cases, Teresa l. Norris (January 1, 2016 through April 10, 2016)