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.

Thought Leadership

Publications

An Employment Law Guide: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities in Virginia (2021), Co-author

Employment Law in Virginia (2020), Co-author

Attorney Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • 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, 2021
  • HR LifeLine: 2020 Labor & Employment Webinar Series
    Every Thursday in October, 2020
  • HR University for Credit Unions
    Nov. 12-14, 2019
  • 37th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series
    September 20 - October 17, 2018

Recognition