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

75-Representing Estates and Executors

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A lawyer who previously represented an estate in a wrongful death case that has been settled may now represent another client against a third party who contributed to the decedent's death. Although the matters are substantially related, the estate and the prospective new client are not adverse to one another, and both have consented.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn