Daniel P. Frankl

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Roanoke, Virginia

Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman
Daniel P. Frankl
Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1986

Education: George Mason University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2015 - 2024

Harman, Claytor, Corrigan & Wellman

27 Church Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24011 Visit website


With nearly decades of experience defending clients against bad-faith insurance practices in a wide array of cases pertaining to motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic personal injury, products and premises liability, and truck accidents – among many others – Daniel P. Frankl has always upheld the trust placed upon him by his clients to get them the compensation they deserve to move on to a brighter future. From the law office of Daniel Frankl in Roanoke, Virginia, he is also well-equipped in handling criminal law cases such as DUI/DWIs, expungements, traffic tickets, assault and battery, hit-and-runs and other felonies and misdemeanors, and serves clients throughout Montgomery County and Franklin County, and the corresponding surrounding areas. 

Mr. Frankl completed his undergraduate studies in 1979, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in administration of justice from George Mason University. He then went on to enroll at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, where he was a Moot Court Board Member and was the Honor Code Chairman. He received his Juris Doctor with distinction in 1986, and in the same year, he obtained his license to practice in Virginia. Later, he gained admission to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

Across his illustrious, Mr. Frankl has maintained eminent consistency in his advocacy with every case he handles, emphasizing personalized attention and a willingness to pursue every available legal avenue to get his clients relief. He holds a “Very Good” rating on Avvo and is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating. Moreover, he was recognized as Local Bar Leader of the Year by the Virginia State Bar (VSB). 

Within his legal community, Mr. Frankl is regarded as a pillar of leadership by his peers, and his close affiliations with many legal organizations keeps him actively involved in bettering the standard of service of his industry to his stringent expectation. He is a member of the VSB (on the Bar Council), the Roanoke Bar Association (on the board of directors), the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the Trucking Association of Defense Attorneys, the Virginia Trucking Association, the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court (Master) and the Defense Research Institute, among many others.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Transportation/Maritime

Focus areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Animal Bites, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault, Assault & Battery, Bad Faith Insurance, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Dram Shop Laws, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Probation, Prosecution, Railroad Accident, Sex Offenses, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Tax Evasion, Theft, Toxic Mold, Traffic Violations, Transportation Law, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Insurance Coverage
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 20% Transportation/Maritime

First Admitted: 1986, Virginia

Representative Clients:
  • J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., Werner Enterprises, Inc., Marten Transport Inc., C.R. England, Inc.
Educational Background:
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia - B.S, 1979
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia, 1986
  • Moot Court Board Member
  • Selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer, Transportation, (2007-2012, 2015-2020)
  • American Bar Association, Former Member, Litigation Section
  • Virginia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section Council, 1993 to 1995
  • Virginia Bar Association, Chairman of Highway Section, 2001 to 2004
  • Virginia Bar Association, Former Member, Transportation Group
  • American Law Firm Association (ALFA), Former Member, Transportation Practice Group
  • Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Roanoke Valley Graduate
  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, Emeritus, 2009 to Present
  • Transportation Lawyers Association, Member
  • Virginia Trucking Association, Member
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association, Member, 2002 to Present
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Board of Director, 2014 to Present
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1986
  • President Roanoke Bar Association - 2020-2021, 2021
  • Virginia State Bar - Bar Council 2021-2024, 2021
  • Roanoke Law Foundation - Trustee 2017-present, Ted Dalton Inns of Court - Emeritus member 2015- Present 
  • Selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as a Leader in the Law., Leaders in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2017
  • Holds a “Very Good” Rating on Avvo
  • Rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the Organization’s Highest Rating
  • JD awarded With Distinction, George Mason School of Law, 1986
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Defense Verdict in an Admitted Liability - Tractor-trailer vs School Bus accident in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in July after a six-day jury trial, 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Service Award - Silver 250+ hours, 2022
  • Volunteer Service Award - Silver 250 + hours, 2021
  • District Chairman, Boy Scouts of America, Great Valley District, 2015
Industry Groups:
  • (DRI) Defense Research Institute
  • (TIDA) Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • (TLA) Transportation Lawyers Association
  • (VADA) Virginia Association Of Defense Attorneys
  • (VTA) Virginia Transportation Association

Office location for Daniel P. Frankl

27 Church Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24011

Phone: 540-251-2820


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2015 - 2024

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