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

Relying on LEO 958, the Bar held that a lawyer may represent a partner in litigation, even if the partner must be a witness. [The Bar apparently based its holding on all parties' consent, although LEO 958 did not appear to require consent.]

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