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 may not be adverse to a party the lawyer previously represented in a related matter, unless the former client consents. The entire law firm would be disqualified if the lawyer is disqualified.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn