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

As long as both clients consent, a lawyer may represent a plaintiff in an action against a former client (consent would be required only if the matters are the same or substantially related).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn