Daniel A. Carrell

Contact Information

7275 Glen Forest Drive
Forest Plaza II, Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23226

T: 804 285-7900 x102
F: 804 285-8925

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Areas of Practice

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

Daniel A. CarrellPrincipal

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Daniel Carrell is a founding Principal of Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC with over 45 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 42 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,(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