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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7-Family Conflicts

9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A lawyer may represent a personal injury plaintiff in an action against the defendant although the lawyer's law partner-spouse (a part-time Commonwealth's Attorney) prosecuted the defendant on a reckless driving charge arising from the same matter (the imputed disqualification rule did not apply to such disqualifications).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn