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

3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

A lawyer represented three defendants in an automobile accident case, and was successful in a demurrer. The plaintiff later sued one of the defendants, and the lawyer represented that defendant in settling the case. The lawyer may not now be adverse to that defendant on behalf of another defendant.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn