These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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19-Judge Conflicts

20-Government Official Conflicts

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may represent a wife in a personal injury case against her husband even though the lawyer's partner (sitting as a substitute judge) found the husband guilty of a traffic violation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn