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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6-Lawyers Paid by Third Party

15-Representing Other Entities - Miscellaneous

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

54-Insurance Defense Lawyers

57-In-House Lawyers

An in-house lawyer for an insurance company may represent an insured, but must remember that the insured is the client. Among other things, the insured's lawyer may not reveal information acquired from the insured that would allow the carrier to deny coverage. [Approved by the Supreme Court 3/8/85, effective 6/1/85.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn