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 be adverse to a former client in a collection case because the matter is not "substantially related" to the former representation, and the lawyer did not learn any material confidential information during the earlier representation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn