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

3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

33-Office Sharing with Other Lawyers

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer who represented both the husband and wife in drafting a property settlement and giving legal advice about it may not now represent the wife in a divorce action. Likewise, the husband may not be represented by another lawyer with whom the first lawyer shares office space and secretarial help.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn