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

86-Descriptions of Certification and Specialization

It is not per se unethical for a lawyer to advertise a specialty in a certain area as long as the advertisement does not indicate that the lawyer is a recognized or certified specialist. A lawyer may publish an article as long as it is accurate.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn