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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86-Descriptions of Certification and Specialization

A lawyer advertising that the lawyer "specializes" in a certain area does not necessarily violate the prohibition on a lawyer falsely claiming that the lawyer is a "recognized" or "certified" specialist.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn