Attorney Daniel Sarrell

Daniel T. Sarrell

Principal | Liability Defense Practice Co-Chair

Daniel is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on civil litigation and the defense of medical malpractice cases.

Get To Know Daniel

Daniel represents physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers targeted by investigations of regulatory and licensing boards of the Virginia Department of Health Professions, including the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, Board of Optometry, and Board of Dentistry.

Daniel has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in multiple Virginia jurisdictions. He has extensive experience representing healthcare providers from many practice areas, including physicians, nurses, hospitals, dentists, and veterinarians. He has been recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report for receiving multiple "million-dollar med-mal defense verdicts" from 2012 through 2015.

Daniel was selected by his peers as a Virginia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" consecutively between 2013 and 2020. He has served as both vice chair (2016) and chair (2017) of the Medical Malpractice Section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law, where he served as a member of the Moot Court Board and Client Counseling and Negotiation Board. As a recipient of a Virginia Law Foundation Fellowship, Daniel worked at the Richmond Capital Defender’s Office during law school.

Daniel graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from North Carolina State University. As an undergraduate, he received the Erika Fairchild Prize for the most outstanding departmental honors thesis as well as the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior Award.

He has volunteered for Roanoke Legal Aid Pro Bono Hotline and the Virginia Bar Association’s Rule of Law project.



University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude

North Carolina State University, B.A., summa cum laude



Supreme Court of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


  • American Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Medical Malpractice Section Chair (2017), Board of Directors (2017-present)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar

Other Publications & Media

with Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow, "Telemedicine in Virginia: Some Legal Implications of Care from a Distance," The Journal of Civil Litigation, 2009.

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