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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

5-Lawyers Changing Jobs

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may represent a husband in a divorce action although a partner (while in a different firm) represented the wife in an earlier divorce action against a previous husband, as long as further inquiry shows that there are no issues in the current divorce related to the previous divorce.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn