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

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer who represented a husband and wife in child support litigation against the wife's former husband may now represent the husband in a divorce case (and a custody matter involving a different child) if the lawyer did not obtain confidential information in the course of the earlier joint representation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn