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

22-Interviews with Prospective Clients

73-Family Law Lawyers

As long as the former client (the ex-wife of the prospective client) consents, a lawyer may represent the father of a child in a custody proceeding against the ex-wife, even though the wife had consulted the lawyer nine years earlier about marital problems.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn