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

A lawyer who had successfully defended an automobile driver in a manslaughter trial may now represent passengers in a personal injury action against the estate of the other driver, even though the estate has filed a third party action against the lawyer's former client acquitted of manslaughter (the passengers had consented to the representation after full disclosure, and their testimony in the manslaughter trial exonerated their driver).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn