Daniel A. Carrell

Daniel A. Carrell: Attorney with Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC AV stamp icon
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Dan Carrell is a Principal with Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC with over forty years of experience practicing law in such areas as civil litigation, Constitutional law, appellate law, trade regulation and general business matters. Dan has extensive experience in federal and state courts in Virginia with a wide variety of litigation matters, including matters as diverse as contract disputes, commercial transactions, trust-related disputes, real estate and employment matters, church-related disputes, and civil rights. He also serves as a hearing officer in state administrative hearings and as a mediator in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

With a strong commitment to the rule of law, Dan has long believed the attorney-client relationship is one of mutual trust and confidence. His objective, then, is to provide legal services of the highest quality at a fair and reasonable cost. And throughout his long career, he has at times provided his services pro bono.

Dan and his wife, Janis, have been married for over 38 years. They have two grown, married daughters and two grandchildren.

Previous Experience

- Principal, current firm (under different names), 1996 – present

- Partner, Hunton & Williams, 1979-1995

- Associate, Hunton & Williams, 1971-1979

- Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy at West Point, (U.S. Army, 1968-1971)

Service and Recognition

- Hearing Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1999-Present

- Member, Board of Governors of the Section on Education of Lawyers,

- Virginia State Bar, 1992-1999

- Chairman, Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar,

- Virginia State Bar, 1984-1991

- Chairman, State Action Exemption and Noerr Doctrine Committee,

- American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 1986-1987

- Chairman, Antitrust Exemptions Committee, American Bar Association, Section of

- Antitrust Law, 1984-1986

- Moderator (Presiding Officer, Presbyterian Church in America, 2011-12

- Member, PCA Standing Judicial Commission, 2010-Present

Listings have included:

- AV Ratings in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

- Who’s Who in America

- Who’s Who in American Law

- “Virginia Super Lawyers,” Richmond Magazine

- “Virginia’s Top Rated Lawyers”

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Law
  • Trade Regulation
  • Constitutional Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-215-3118  Phone
804 285-7900  Phone
University Attended:
Davidson College, A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, 1963; Oxford University, M.A., Rhodes Scholar, 1969; Oxford University, B.A., 1965
Law School Attended:
Stanford University, J.D., 1968
Year of First Admission:
1972, Virginia
Richmond Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; Christian Legal Society.
Birth Information:
Louisville, Kentucky, January 2, 1941

Peer Reviews

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Richmond, Virginia

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