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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9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

10-Former Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A Commonwealth's Attorney who unsuccessfully sought the issuance of a reckless driving warrant against a driver may not represent plaintiffs in a civil action against the driver, because the lawyer has had "substantial responsibility" for a related matter while a public employee.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn