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 a contractor and sub-contractor against a third party, but the two clients eventually quarreled. The lawyer must withdraw from representing the contractor and the subcontractor, but may continue to represent the contractor in the third party's counterclaim (because the lawyer would not be adverse to a former client or use its confidential information).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn