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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27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

A lawyer's loud, angry and offensive criticisms of an adversary and threats to file lawsuits would violate the ethics rules if they were made purely for the purpose of harassment or malicious injury.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn