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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10-Former Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A former Commonwealth's Attorney may not represent a civil defendant in a wrongful death action when as Commonwealth's Attorney the lawyer prosecuted a related criminal charge against the defendant.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn