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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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

50-Lawyer-Owned Businesses

A criminal defense lawyer may not represent a criminal defendant for whom the lawyer's bail bond business has written a bond. Such a representation is per se unethical regardless of disclosure and consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn