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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38-Fee Splitting

59-Disbarred and Suspended Lawyers

A lawyer may not split a fee with another lawyer who had worked on the matter but whose license was later suspended because the lawyer became mentally disabled (the lawyer was not guilty of any wrongdoing). [To the extent it is inconsistent, this LEO was overruled by LEO 1218.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn