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

Unless the former client consents, a lawyer may not be adverse to a former client in a substantially related matter, or if the lawyer learned relevant confidences during the earlier representation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn