Daniel L. Stephens

Daniel joined the firm after completing the firm’s summer associate program in the summer of 2018.

Daniel has had the opportunity to work with numerous judges both during and after law school. Upon graduating, Daniel served as the judicial law clerk for Judges Steven C. Frucci, Stephen C. Mahan, and H. Thomas Padrick of the Virginia Beach Circuit Court. Through this clerkship, Daniel gained extensive Virginia civil litigation experience in a range of fields. During law school, he was a judicial intern for federal Judge Mark S. Davis of the Eastern District of Virginia and for David W. Lannetti of the Norfolk Circuit Court.

Daniel received his J.D. from Regent University School of Law, graduating first in his class. During law school, he served as the Lead Managing Editor of the Regent University Law Review. Prior to law school, he earned his B.A. in Government (summa cum laude) from Regent University.

Daniel has been a life-long resident of Virginia Beach and is passionate about serving the Hampton Roads community. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time outdoors with his wife.

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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Secure Pro Bono Trial Victory Against Landlord for Failing to Fix Heat for 45 Days
/ Firm News, Pro Bono
In furtherance of the firm’s commitment to pro bono service, Vandeventer Black Attorneys Jennifer Eaton and Daniel Stephens took on a pro bono representation against a landlord who—in the cold winter months—left tenant and tenant’s family without heat for 45 days. The pair took the matter to trial and secured ...
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Vandeventer Black Continues to Grow
/ Firm News
Law Firm Announces New Hire and Career Opportunities Available Daniel L. Stephens, a graduate from Regent University School of Law, has joined Vandeventer Black as an attorney in the firm’s Business Practice Group and will be assisting clients out of their Norfolk office. Stephens began his legal career as part ...
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Appellate Practice: Original Jurisdiction Of Virginia Appellate Courts
As discussed in our recent article, the Virginia General Assembly voted to allow most criminal defendants and civil litigants to have an appeal as of right to the Court of Appeals of Virginia starting on January 1, 2022. This means that Virginia lawyers will spend more time in the Commonwealth’s ...
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“I Demand a Jury”: No Turning Back
/ Litigation
At the beginning of most cases filed in state court, litigants must make up their mind whether they want to exercise their right to a jury trial.  This decision requires consideration of multiple factors such as: What kind of case is it?  Are the issues complex?  Is a jury likely ...
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Make It Stop: What A Court Can And Can’t Order A Defamation Defendant To Stop Saying
/ Corporate & Business
A defamatory statement or publication can cause serious damage to a person’s business or professional reputation. Monetary damages are always available to the victim of defamation, but in some cases, damages do not fit a client’s situation or needs. For example, in many circumstances, the person making the defamatory statements ...
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