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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1-Adversity to Current Clients

3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

58-Real Estate Lawyers

A lawyer represents two clients in a real estate matter. One of the clients is indicted on criminal charges, and wants to retain the lawyer on that matter. The other client is an alleged co-conspirator. The lawyer may not represent the criminal defendant if the criminal matter is related to the real estate matter.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn