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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

51-Government Attorneys

The chief complaining witness in a criminal matter is represented by the former firm of the Commonwealth's Attorney. The Commonwealth's Attorney may continue to prosecute the defendant if the Commonwealth's Attorney was not involved in representing the witness and had not acquired any confidential information from the witness.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn