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

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A lawyer who prepared a will and interviewed the testator in presence of a beneficiary may not represent the beneficiary in an action alleging undue influence, because the lawyer is a potential witness.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn