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

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

As long as both clients consent, a lawyer may represent a criminal defendant even though the lawyer previously represented another criminal defendant who has exculpatory evidence but refuses to provide it.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn