Daniel R. Weckstein

Daniel R. Weckstein: Attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP
  • Partner at Vandeventer Black LLP (53 Attorneys)
  • 500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Dan is a partner with Vandeventer Black and concentrates his practice in Government Contracts, Ship Repair and Construction Law. Dan established and chaired the Firm’s Construction and Public Contracts Department for many years. Dan also served on the firm’s Executive Board for sixteen years.

His current practice focuses on providing advice to clients through all phases of their needs including contract advice, bid protests, problem solving, claims preparation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Dan represents government contractors, construction companies and ship repair facilities located throughout the country with regular clients in a number of states. He is particularly skilled in Federal regulatory law with an extensive practice involving the Federal Acquisition Regulations and related fields such as Government contract estimating systems, cost accounting, and socio-economic contract issues.

Dan received his B.A. (with honors) from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the College of William & Mary School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and the Research Editor. Dan is active in civic and business-related organizations including the National Contract Management Association (Fellow; National Director 1992 - 1993 and 1995 - 1996; President 1991 - 1992; Executive V.P. 1990; V.P. for Education 1989; Program Chairman 1989 - 1992), Virginia Ship Repair Association (formerly South Tidewater Association of Ship Repairers) General Counsel. (Formerly Director and Vice President; past Chairman Contracts Committee), Association of General Contractors, the Tidewater Association of Service Contractors, Old Dominion University Research Foundation (General counsel), and Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association (Associate General Counsel).

Dan has taught Public Procurement and Negotiation courses for the University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, and Tidewater Community College and is a frequent lecturer on Government Contracting, Construction Law and Procurement-Related Topics. He has been recognized by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite in three categories: Regulatory and Administrative Law, Government Contracts, and Admiralty / Maritime Law.


Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Virginia Business Magazine, “Legal Elite”, Regulatory and Administrative Law (2001 - 2017)

Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” - Government and Administrative (2017-18)

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law, (2013-18)


•Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2019
•Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers
•27 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Named ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ of 2018
•CoVaBiz Magazine Awards Top Honors To 20 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys
•20 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys have made the Coastal Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers List
•Congratulations to the Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Virginia Legal Elite
•24 Vandeventer Black LLP Attorneys Included in the Best Lawyers in America 2016
•Vandeventer Black LLP Announces 23 Lawyers in the Firm to be Included in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
•Virginia Business Magazine Lists 21 Vandeventer Black Attorneys to Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2013
•The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Lists 23 Vandeventer Black Attorneys


•Industry Opposes Senator McCain’s Jones Act Repeal Rider to Keystone Pipeline Bill

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Compliance For Government Contractors
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Government Contracts
  • Maritime & Admiralty Law
  • Ship Repair & Ship Building
  • Surety & Fidelity Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757.446.8610  Phone
757.446.8670  Fax
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., with honors
Law School Attended:
The College of William & Mary School of Law, J.D., Phi Delta Phi
Year of First Admission:
1978, Virginia


•National Contract Management Association - Fellow; National Director (1992-93, 1995-96); President (1991-92); Executive V.P. (1990); V.P. for Education (1989); Program Chairman (1989-92)
•Virginia Ship Repair Association - Director and Vice President; Contracts Committee, Past Chairman
•Association of General Contractors
•Tidewater Association of Service Contractors

Birth Information:
Schenectady, New York, 1953
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

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  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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