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

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may not represent a husband in a divorce case when the lawyer earlier represented the wife in an unrelated matter -- because the lawyer learned confidential information from the wife relating to the issues in the divorce.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn