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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8-Bills and Fees

38-Fee Splitting

The conclusion in LEO 1025 was based on the fact that the lawyer had already obtained a judgment on the account balance and the 25% attorneys' fees; different facts might lead to a different conclusion.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn