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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1-Adversity to Current Clients

3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

A lawyer representing a defendant in a personal injury case may also represent a hospital (which had earlier treated the plaintiff in an unrelated matter), because the hospital could not be named as a third-party defendant and because the earlier treatment was unrelated to the current litigation. However, both the defendant and the hospital must consent after full disclosure.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn