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. 
 Back to main menu

  Print This Leo
LEO NumTopicsSummary

3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

Unless both clients consent, a lawyer may not continue to represent a plaintiff in a personal injury action when a partner unknowingly began to represent the defendant in connection with the related traffic charge, even if the partner withdraws from representing the defendant upon learning of the partner's representation of the plaintiff.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn