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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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

Assuming there has been full disclosure to the client, a lawyer may represent the plaintiff even though the lawyer is a third party defendant in another suit (involving the alleged malpractice of the lawyer's predecessor) [the Bar did not explicitly indicate that consent was required.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn