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May 31, 2022

Daniel Frankl Receives 2022 Local Bar Leader of the Year Award

Daniel P. Frankl, a founder of Frankl, Miller, Webb and Moyers, LLP in Roanoke, has been awarded the Virginia State Bar Conference of Local and Specialty Bar Associations’ 2022 Local Bar Leader of the Year Award.

Frankl served as the 2021-22 president of the Roanoke Bar Association (RBA), a role that was preceded by years of service to the Roanoke Bar and the Roanoke Law Foundation, which serves as the charitable arm of the RBA.

Frankl was nominated by Eugene M. Elliott Jr. of Roanoke who commended Frankl for his leadership during “the heart of COVID-19.” During this time, Frankl contacted the Roanoke City Schools to see how the RBA could assist them and learned that they needed clothes washers and dryers to assist homeless children who had no way to wash their clothes. Frankl and the RBA worked to obtain washers, dryers, and laundry supplies and worked with the community to raise $32,580 for 20 schools.

Elliott, in enumerating Frankl’s extensive pro bono and volunteer roles in the community ranging from reading to children through the Barrister for Book Buddies, to helping high school students understand the law, to gathering donations for the Legal Food Frenzy, to serving on Santa in the Station — the RBA’s annual holiday party for homeless families, to donating his legal skills to Blue Ridge Legal Services for indigent persons, concluded simply: “Dan leads by example.”

Frankl’s law partner, Jason Guy Moyers, noted Frankl’s ongoing dedication to bar service. “Since completing his term as RBA president, Dan has continued his service to the bar and the community. In addition to his role as the RBA’s immediate-past president, he serves on the Virginia State Council for the 23rd Judicial Circuit. He also serves Virginia’s 23rd Judicial District as a substitute judge.”

The Hon. David B. Carson, Chief Judge of the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit, said of Frankl, “Strictly in my personal and unofficial capacity, I am pleased to support the nomination of Dan Frankl…In private practice, I litigated cases both with and against Dan for over 20 years. In every single case, Dan was the model of what we expect and demand of attorneys practicing in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

A graduate of George Mason University and George Mason University School of Law with distinction, Frankl and his wife, Liz, have a son, James, and a daughter, Meghan. He will receive his award at the CLSBA breakfast at the VSB Annual Meeting on June 17.

Updated: May 31, 2022