Foreign Attorney‚ Federal Lobbying and Consulting Practice‚ Office in Virginia.

A non-Virginia licensed attorney inquired whether it is the unauthorized practice of law for the attorney to have an office in Virginia, considering the fact that the attorney’s practice consists entirely of consulting and lobbying work with federal agencies and Congress in Washington, D.C., and that the attorney does not hold himself out as an attorney, either on his letterhead or on his Virginia office building’s ledger. The Committee opined that the above fact situation would not constitute the unauthorized practice of law.

Committee Opinion
December 11, 1987
Updated: Aug 28, 2006