NUMBER 353 1939
Question. A, an attorney, desires to serve M with a summons on behalf of a client. A knows that B, an attorney, has heretofore represented M, and A asks B for the address of M, stating that he desires to serve M with a summons. B, by reason of his prior employment by M, knows M’s address. B believes that it is probable that if served, M will retain B to defend the suit.
Is it proper professional conduct for B to disclose M’s address to A?
Answer. Whether or not B believes he will be retained, in the opinion of the Committee it is not proper professional conduct for B to disclose M’s address to A except with M’s consent.