May a lawyer who is a party in a legal matter but who does not represent any other party in the matter communicate concerning the matter directly with a represented adverse party without the consent of the adverse party’s lawyer?
A lawyer who is a party to a lawsuit desires to discuss settlement with the opposing party without seeking the consent of the lawyer for the opposing party. The lawyer does not represent any other party in the lawsuit.
Tex. Comm. On Professional Ethics, Op. 653 (2016)