Daniel A. Carrell

Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406


Civil Litigation, Commercial, Contract, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Non Compete, Partnership Disputes, Religious Institutions, Trusts and Estates, Unfair Competition

Dan Carrell is a Principal with Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC with over forty years of experience practicing law in such areas as civil litigation, Constitutional law, appellate law, trade regulation and general business matters. Dan has extensive experience in federal and state courts in Virginia with a wide variety of litigation matters, including matters as diverse as contract disputes, commercial transactions, trust-related disputes, real estate and employment matters, church-related disputes, and civil rights. He also serves as a hearing officer in state administrative hearings and as a mediator in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

With a strong commitment to the rule of law, Dan has long believed the attorney-client relationship is one of mutual trust and confidence.  His objective, then, is to provide legal services of the highest quality at a fair and reasonable cost.  And throughout his long career, he has at times provided his services pro bono.

Dan and his wife, Janis, have been married for over 38 years.  They have two grown, married daughters and two grandchildren.


Stanford University, J.D., 1968
Oxford University, B.A., 1965; M.A., 1969 (As a Rhodes Scholar)
Davidson College, A.B., 1963 (Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma)

Service and Recognition

Hearing Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1999-Present
Member, Board of Governors of the Section on Education of Lawyers,
Virginia State Bar, 1992-1999
Chairman, Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar,
Virginia State Bar, 1984-1991
Chairman, State Action Exemption and Noerr Doctrine Committee,
American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 1986-1987
Chairman, Antitrust Exemptions Committee, American Bar Association, Section of
Antitrust Law, 1984-1986
Moderator (Presiding Officer, Presbyterian Church in America, 2011-12
Member, PCA Standing Judicial Commission, 2010-Present

Listings have included:

AV Ratings in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in American Law
“Virginia Super Lawyers,” Richmond Magazine
“Virginia’s Top Rated Lawyers”

Professional Affiliations

Richmond Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
Christian Legal Society

7275 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23226

P: 804-285-7900 Ext. 102
E: [email protected]