Daniel R. Weckstein

Office Location: Norfolk, VA.

  • B.A. (with honors), University of Virginia
  • J.D., Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary School of Law (Phi Delta Phi)
Professional & Community Activities
  • National Contract Management Association – Fellow; National Director (1992-93, 1995-96); President (1991-92); Executive V.P. (1990); V.P. for Education (1989); Program Chairman (1989-92)
  • Virginia Ship Repair Association – Director and Vice President; Contracts Committee, past Chairman
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Tidewater Association of Service Contractors
  • American Bar Association
Notable Accomplishments
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating
  • Virginia Business Magazine, “Legal Elite”, Regulatory and Administrative Law (2001 – present)
  • Thomson Reuters, Virginia “Super Lawyers” (2019)
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” – Government Administrative (2017-present); Construction Legacy (2021-present)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law, (2013-present)

Dan is a partner with Vandeventer Black and concentrates his practice in Government Contracts, Ship Repair Construction Law. Dan is the Practice Group Manager of the Firm’s Government Contracts and Ship Repair, and former Practice Group Manager of the Construction Department. Dan also served on the firm’s Executive Board for sixteen years.

His current practice focuses on providing advice to clients through all phases of their needs including contract advice, bid protests, problem solving, claims preparation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Dan represents government contractors, construction companies and ship repair facilities located throughout the country with regular clients in a number of states. He is particularly skilled in Federal regulatory law with an extensive practice involving the Federal Acquisition Regulations and related fields such as Government contract estimating systems, cost accounting, and socio-economic contract issues.

Dan received his B.A. (with honors) from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the College of William & Mary School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and the Research Editor. Dan is active in civic and business-related organizations including the National Contract Management Association (Fellow; National Director 1992 – 1993 and 1995 – 1996; President 1991 – 1992; Executive V.P. 1990; V.P. for Education 1989; Program Chairman 1989 – 1992), Virginia Ship Repair Association (formerly South Tidewater Association of Ship Repairers) General Counsel. (Formerly Director and Vice President; past Chairman Contracts Committee), Association of General Contractors, the Tidewater Association of Service Contractors, Old Dominion University Research Foundation (General counsel), and Jacksonville Area Ship Repair Association (Associate General Counsel).

Dan has taught Public Procurement and Negotiation courses for the University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, and Tidewater Community College and is a frequent lecturer on Government Contracting, Construction Law and Procurement-Related Topics. He has been recognized by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite in three categories: Regulatory and Administrative Law, Government Contracts, and Admiralty / Maritime Law.

Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black Attorneys Make Major Showing in Best Lawyers in America
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When Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) began operating as a merged firm in July 2022, the combined strength of the two prestigious law firms created a regional powerhouse. When announcing the firms’ intent to merge, Daniel Summerlin, WRVB President said, “[We] look forward to bringing our collective talent and a ...
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Attorneys Selected for the 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers List
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Vandeventer Black attorneys were selected to be included on the 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters. This rating service considers attorneys from over 70 practice areas nominated based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. Attorneys from the Norfolk and Richmond offices received the Super Lawyers acknowledgment: Christopher Ambrosio, ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
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Attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2022. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. “We feel very proud of our legal team accomplishments for the high ...
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Industry Opposes Senator McCain’s Jones Act Repeal Rider to Keystone Pipeline Bill
/ Maritime & Admiralty
Authored by attorney Daniel R. Weckstein, Esq. Last week, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) offered an amendment to the already controversial Keystone Pipeline Bill.  His amendment would repeal the Jones Act and its protections for the American shipbuilding and maritime industry.  Under the Jones Act, vessels used for coastwise trade in ...
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