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Tyson Daniel

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Attorney Tyson Daniel is a trial lawyer and founder of Virginia Hemp Lawyers™, where he provides legal counsel for cannabis business owners in business law matters and representation for cannabis-related criminal defense charges.

His cannabis business law practice provides legal guidance for regulations involving:

Because marijuana is not fully legal in Virginia, cannabis business owners – namely, companies in Virginia’s hemp industry – may be charged with crimes related to their business. Tyson provides these legitimate and lawful business owners with a solid chance at countering their charges by applying his experience as a criminal defense attorney.

In addition to Virginia Hemp Lawyers™, Tyson is founder of The Daniel Law Firm PC, a full-service law firm in Roanoke, Virginia.  In addition to his Cannabis and Hemp practice, Tyson’s work includes litigation on behalf of defendants in criminal cases and serious traffic offenses, as well as plaintiffs in personal injury matters. Other attorneys in the merging firm handle family law, bankruptcy, elder law and real estate matters.

He previously served as Senior Assistance Capital Defender with the Capital Defense Unit for the Western District of Virginia. During his time on this team, Tyson advocated for defendants in numerous capital murder cases at the Circuit Court [trial court] level. All cases involving the CDU were those where the death penalty was a possible sentence.

Beyond his legal career, Tyson retains interests in privately held companies such as a distillery, a hemp company in Colorado, and another business that produces a non-toxic disinfectant more powerful than bleach.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia

Professional Memberships

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Roanoke City Bar Association
  • Roanoke County/Salem Bar Association

Professional Recognitions

  • Named among the “40 under 40” by Roanoke Business Magazine
  • Selected by his peers for Legal Elite in Virginia Business Magazine
  • Selected by his peers as a 2019-20 SuperLawyer
  • Collegiate School, Richmond Virginia College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - Bachelor of Arts Undergraduate School 1995
  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law - Juris Doctor Graduate School Richmond, VA 1999
Community Involvement

Additional Memberships, Activities & Philanthropy

  • Member - Virginia Criminal Justice Commission
  • Founding member, board member and current president of the Cannabis Business Association of Virginia (www.cannabizva.org), a 501(c)(6) organization
  • Board member – VT Defensive Coordinator Coach Bud Foster's '"Lunch Pail Defense Foundation,” a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Alexa Skills Developer (Law Talk Skill)
  • Contributor - St. Jude’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Cannabis Business Association of Virginia
  • Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Reasons to Hire The Virginia Hemp Lawyers™

  • We Are The Only Virginia Hemp Lawyers™

    The Virginia Hemp Lawyers™ is the first firm in Virginia that specializes in the hemp and cannabis business. With 20 years of legal experience in criminal and business law, we can provide the legal guidance you need.

  • We Have Experience

    Attorney Tyson Daniel has formed several of his own companies and knows what it takes to run a successful business. He is well known in the cannabis industry and is Vice President of Cannabizva.

  • We Understand The Cannabis Business

    As a business owner, we understand that your inventory is the main blood line of your business. We will make sure that you are legally compliant to sustain basic business operations.

  • We Think About Your Business

    Our experience can help up avoid any setbacks. Through experience, we are able to anticipate when set backs will arise and how to best handle them.

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