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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7-Family Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A lawyer may handle personal injury cases arising from accidents in which a partner's son is involved as a Commonwealth's Attorney, although the conflict should be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn