Attorney Dan Summerlin

Daniel C. Summerlin III

Principal and President

Dan provides counsel in environmental and employment matters to companies of all sizes including compliance assistance and representation before various state and federal agencies.

Get To Know Dan

Dan has more than 25 years of experience in representing businesses companies of all sizes from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies in environmental matters. Specifically, he has assisted clients with compliance assistance, due diligence in acquisitions, representation before governmental entities or civil, administrative or criminal investigations relating to environmental regulations particularly in the areas of water and hazardous waste regulations.

Similarly, Dan has worked with employers of all sizes in navigating the ever-increasing myriad of employment laws and regulations. For more than two decades, he has assisted businesses with compliance assistance, EEOC investigations regarding discrimination and harassment, and subsequent litigations.

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. He 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.



William & Mary School of Law, J.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.



U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


  • American Bar Association, Environment & Natural Resource Section, Criminal Section
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar, Environmental Law Section

News & Insights

Other Publications & Media

  • Co-author, “Employment: North America, USA – Virginia,” Lexology Getting the Deal Through, September 19, 2023.
  • Co-author, An Employment Law Guide: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities in Virginia, Virginia CLE, 2021.
  • Co-author, Employment Law in Virginia, Virginia CLE, 2020.

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