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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1-Adversity to Current Clients

7-Family Conflicts

33-Office Sharing with Other Lawyers

54-Insurance Defense Lawyers

A lawyer who "usually" represents those insured by the defendant's insurance company may represent the plaintiff in a personal injury action against the defendant only if both parties consent. (The request for an opinion reveals that the lawyer's father, with whom the lawyer shared an office, was currently representing an insured of the insurance company on an unrelated matter).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn