Utah Breach of duty of loyalty
During an attorney-client relationship, an attorney owes a client a fiduciary duty of loyalty, which requires the attorney “to exercise impeccable honesty, fair dealing, and fidelity” in dealings with the client. Id. An attorney-client relationship exists when the client reasonably believes the attorney represents the client's legal interests. See *1126 Kilpatrick v. Wiley, Rein & Fielding, 2001 UT 107, ¶ 40, 37 P.3d 1130 (hereinafter “Kilpatrick II ”); see also In re Weiner, 120 Ariz. 349, 586 P.2d 194, 197 (1978) (stating that attorney-client relationship terminates when the “client clearly understands, or reasonably should understand, that the relationship is no longer to be depended on”).