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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21-Reporting Another Lawyer's Unethical Conduct

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

35-Threatening Criminal and Disciplinary Action

A lawyer's groundless accusations of unethical conduct solely to gain an advantage in a civil matter could themselves be unethical.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn