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.

 

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

Publications

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

Employment Law in Virginia (2020), Co-author

Featured Posts

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

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

Recognition

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

Forty-one Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2021 | August 20, 2020

“Legal Elite” Ranking Lists 30 Woods Rogers Attorneys | December 10, 2019

Thirty-nine Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020 | August 16, 2019

Virginia Business Names 26 Woods Rogers Attorneys as 2018 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2018

Thirty-nine Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America | August 16, 2018

Twenty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Named by Virginia Business as 2017 “Legal Elite” | December 1, 2017

Thirty-six Woods Rogers Attorneys Are Recognized by Best Lawyers in America | August 15, 2017

Twenty-seven Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as 2016 “Legal Elite” | December 5, 2016

Nineteen Woods Rogers attorneys named by Virginia Business as 2015 “Legal Elite” | December 1, 2015

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

Thirty-four Woods Rogers Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Best Lawyers in America | August 22, 2014

2013 Legal Elite | December 2, 2013

33 Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2014 | August 15, 2013

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