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

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may represent the husband in a divorce matter although the lawyer previously represented both the husband and wife in buying their home, unless in the earlier representation the lawyer learned confidences that could now be used against the wife.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn