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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5-Lawyers Changing Jobs

8-Bills and Fees

38-Fee Splitting

45-Law Firms - Miscellaneous

A client paid a retainer to a law firm that later dissolved. The client retained one of the withdrawing lawyers. The Bar held that the former firm must return the unused portion of the retainer.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn