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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22-Interviews with Prospective Clients

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may not represent a spouse in a divorce action when the other spouse had consulted the lawyer's firm, even if the spouse later hired another firm and the matters discussed were unrelated to the grounds ultimately at issue in the divorce.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn