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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4-Witness-Advocate Rule

5-Lawyers Changing Jobs

45-Law Firms - Miscellaneous

A law firm that is the product of a merger may not represent one of its predecessors in a malpractice action when one of its partners will have to testify as a witness. [Under Rule 3.7(c), this disqualification is not imputed to the lawyer's firm unless there is an actual conflict of interest.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn