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M. Tyson Daniel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Cannabis Law Attorney in Roanoke, VA

Virginia Cannabis Lawyers
3735 Franklin Road, SW, PMB 229
Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone: 866-862-1803
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Cannabis Law (40%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Criminal Defense (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Owner and founder of Roanoke law firm of Virginia Cannabis Lawyers, attorney M. Tyson Daniel is adept at dealing with criminal defense and cannabis law concerns of varying severity in the Roanoke metro area. He also offers advice on civil matters involving:

·       Business law

·       Commercial real estate

·       Trusts and estates

·       Immigration and naturalization

·       General civil litigation

·       Agribusiness

·       Land use and zoning

·       University and college disciplinary actions 

·       Personal injury and wrongful death litigation

With two decades of criminal defense and business law experience, Mr. Daniel aims to help landowners, farmers, brokers, wholesalers and retailers understand the secret recipe to forming a legally compliant cannabis business model by doing the right thing at the right time. To keep up with the constant evolution of the cannabis industry, he collaborates with other lawyers, CPAs and tax professionals. Spending the majority of his time in courts defending his clients’ rights and businesses, he offers myriad services to startups, from entity formation to intellectual property protection to sourcing.

Upon completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Virginia Commonwealth University, Mr. Daniel earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law. While working as a senior assistant capital defender with the Capital Defense Unit for the Western District of Virginia, he gained significant trial court experience. Virginia Business magazine recognized him by including him on Virginia’s Legal Elite list for the period of 2012-2013. 

Mr. Daniel is associated with the Virginia State Bar, the Supreme Court of Virginia and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Actively engaged with his community, he was instrumental in establishing Virginia Tech coach Bud Foster’s Lunch Pail Defense Foundation, a nonprofit that funds scholarships for high schoolers from the New River or Roanoke Valley areas and assists the families of those awaiting organ transplants. 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Cannabis Law
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About M. Tyson Daniel

First Admitted: 1999, Virginia


  • Virginia’s Legal Elite in Criminal Defense, Virginia Business Magazine 

Educational Background

  • Collegiate School, Richmond Virginia, 1989
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1995 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2003
  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1999 
  • Virginia, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service

  • The Lunch Pail Defense Foundation, Virginia Tech Football Defensive Coordinator, Manager
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Office Location for M. Tyson Daniel

3735 Franklin Road, SW
PMB 229
Roanoke, VA 24014

Phone: 866-862-1803

Last Updated: 11/24/2021

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