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

A lawyer may represent a client unless the lawyer learns or it becomes obvious that the lawyer or a lawyer from the firm may be called as a witness other than on behalf of the client and that the testimony is or may be prejudicial to the client.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn