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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54-Insurance Defense Lawyers

77-Communicating with an Individual Adversary

Even if a lawyer representing the company owner and a driver in a personal injury case (with limited insurance coverage) refuses to acknowledge that the lawyer has advised the clients of their right to separate counsel, the plaintiff’s lawyer may not give such advice to the defendants -- either by mail or in a defendant’s deposition in the presence of the defendant’s lawyer (absent advance consent of the defendants’ lawyer).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn