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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

A lawyer may not represent two criminal co-defendants when there is a dispute between them about their roles in the alleged crime. The lawyer may not represent either defendant if the other is to be a witness in the criminal action.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn