Daniel A. Carrell

Richmond Office
carrell blanton office
7275 Glen Forest Drive #310
Richmond, Virginia 23226
Phone: (804) 285-7900
Fax: (804) 285-8925

Attorney Daniel A. Carrell


Location: Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804 285-7900 Ext 102

Daniel Carrell is a founding Principal of Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC with over 50 years of experience practicing law in such areas as civil litigation, Constitutional law, appellate law, administrative law, trade regulation, and general business matters. Dan has extensive experience in federal and state courts in Virginia in 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 many times provided his services pro bono.

Dan and his wife, Janis, have been married for over 47 years.  They have two grown, married daughters and three 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,(1st Lt., Cpt.,U.S. Army, 1968-1971)


  • Stanford University, J.D., 1968
    Oxford University, B.A., 1965; M.A., 1969 (As a Rhodes Scholar)
  • Davidson College, A.B., 1963 (Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma)

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”

Professional Affiliations

  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Christian Legal Society
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