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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

54-Insurance Defense Lawyers

A lawyer may represent both the driver and passengers in an accident in pursuing a product liability case as long as all clients consent after full disclosure. The lawyer should re-evaluate the representation if one of his clients indicates a desire to pursue a claim against another client. The lawyer may also represent the insurance carrier in a subrogation claim against the defendant as long as the clients consent after full disclosure.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn