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

Using the term "professional experience and expertise" does not automatically violate the rule prohibiting a lawyer from falsely claiming to be a "recognized" or "certified" specialist in a certain area of law.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn