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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4-Witness-Advocate Rule

A lawyer may represent a firm in suing a former client of one of the lawyer's partners even if the partner will be a witness as to the fee arrangements, services rendered and fair market value of the services.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn