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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

A lawyer may represent a wife as plaintiff and four of her children (none of whom are minors) as defendants in a partition suit when all clients consent and they all "desire the same results" -- sale of the land with the proceeds divided equally among family members.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn