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

A lawyer may represent a plaintiff against one of the lawyer's former clients if the two matters are not substantially related and the lawyer did not gain any confidences from his former client that the lawyer could now use against the former client.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn