Daniel C. Summerlin III Principal and PresidentvCard

Dan Summerlin is president of Woods Rogers PLC. His experience covers a range of law from administrative and regulatory, with an emphasis on environmental, to labor and employment and litigation. He also counsels clients on government investigations and white collar criminal defense.

Dan’s work on environmental matters includes compliance assistance on water, solid and hazardous waste, and air issues for clients ranging from individuals/sole proprietors to large international companies. Dan also has significant experience assisting with due diligence for mergers and acquisitions/divestitures and in the area of brownfield redevelopment. Finally, his practice includes representing clients in negotiations, discussions and litigation (civil, administrative, and criminal) with EPA, Virginia DEQ, and other state environmental agencies.

As an active member of the Labor & Employment practice group, Dan is an annual speaker at Woods Rogers’ Labor and Employment Seminar series. His employment clients call upon him to provide training to their supervisors and workforce, provide guidance on human resource issues that arise during daily operations including discipline and termination advice and compliance issues with FLSA, ADA, Title VII, NLRA, and FMLA. Dan has extensive experience representing clients during EEOC investigations and unemployment proceedings at every level and represents clients in employment litigation in state and federal courts.

A Roanoke native, Dan returned to the area after earning his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and receiving his law degree from William & Mary. Dan is active in the Roanoke community, serving on the Executive Board for Council of Community Services, as president of Roanoke Valley Swimming Inc., and as Chancellor for St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Dan is listed among the Best Lawyers in America and is ranked as a Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine and a Legal Eagle by Virginia Living magazine.

Affiliations

American Bar Association—Environment & Natural Resource Section Member; Criminal Section Member

Roanoke Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

Virginia State Bar—Environmental Law Section Member

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)—National and Roanoke Valley Chapters

Thought Leadership

Legal Updates:

Annual Labor and Employment Seminars:

  • Employee Theft and Fraud: How It Affects Your Company (2014)
  • Organizational Change. Trick or Treat? (2013)