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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12-Withdrawing Lawyers (Including Non-Compete Issues)

38-Fee Splitting

[WITHDRAWN 2006] As long as a court orders it, a law firm and a departed lawyer can share in personal injury case fees without the clients’ consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn