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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

A lawyer may represent an alleged criminal and (in unrelated matters), the alleged criminals' victim and a witness against the criminal as long as all clients consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn