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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9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A Commonwealth's Attorney may not represent the estate of the deceased in a wrongful death action when the lawyer participated in a hearing involving criminal charges against the potential defendant.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn