Dan Summerlin is president of Woods Rogers PLC. His experience covers a scope 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 Department of Environmental Quality (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.
Dan is listed among the Best Lawyers in America and is ranked as a Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine.
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.
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
An Employment Law Guide: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities in Virginia (2021), Co-author
Employment Law in Virginia (2020), Co-author
Executive Orders and Vaccine Mandates | September 15, 2021
Recent Changes to Virginia’s Final Permanent Standard for COVID-19 | September 15, 2021
Overtime Rule Changes in Effect: FLSA #9 | September 24, 2019
Tennessee Credit Union League | COVID-19 in 2021: Legal Updates | January 21, 2021
Virginia Credit Union League | COVID-19 at Work: 2021 Legal Updates | January 26, 2021
Virginia Credit Union League | Virginia’s Updated Workplace Standards & EFMLA | August 5, 2020
Virginia Credit Union League Annual Meeting | Human Resources Hot Topics | April 3, 2019
Credit Union Collaborative: IN, KY, LO, MI, TN, VA, WVA | HR University for Credit Union HR Professionals | September 25, 2018
SEMINARS + EVENTS
40th Annual Labor & Employment Webinar Series | October 7 – November 4
HR LifeLine: 2020 Labor & Employment Webinar Series | Every Thursday in October
HR University for Credit Unions | Nov. 12-14, 2019
37th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series | September 20, 2018
Victor Cardwell & Dan Summerlin Named to Virginia 500 Power List for Second Year | September 1, 2021
Forty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2022 | August 19, 2021
31 Woods Rogers Attorneys Listed as “Legal Elite” and “Rising Stars” | November 30, 2020
Victor Cardwell & Dan Summerlin Named to Virginia 500 Power List | September 3, 2020
“Legal Elite” Ranking Lists 30 Woods Rogers Attorneys | December 10, 2019
Virginia Business Names 26 Woods Rogers Attorneys as 2018 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2018
Thirty Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers in America | August 19, 2015
Eighteen Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as Legal Elite | December 1, 2014
2013 Legal Elite | December 2, 2013
33 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2014 | August 15, 2013
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