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

16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

54-Insurance Defense Lawyers

As long as both the insurer and the former client-insured consent, a lawyer may represent the insurer in a subrogation claim even though the former client (the insured) has filed an ethics complaint against the lawyer on a related matter.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn