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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

71-Representing Corporations

A lawyer may defend a corporate client in a criminal matter although the lawyer had previously represented a corporate officer who is a forced witness (after receiving immunity) in the matter, as long as the witness' credibility will not be challenged and both the corporate client and officer-witness consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn