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Q: Can a solo practitioner named Jim Stevens call his law firm “Jim Stevens & Associates”? (access required)

A: Doubtful. Jim is a solo, and the term "and associates" implies other lawyers work in the firm. The smart money says the Virginia State bar would vote thumbs down. The VSB has twice weighed in on related issues. In Legal Ethics Opinion 1492, issued in 1992, the VSB ethics committee told a solo that he couldn't tack ...