J. Daniel Vinson

J. Daniel Vinson, riley & wells lawyer

J. Daniel Vinson

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • Civil Litigation


  • Virginia


  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Georgia, B.B.A.
  • University of Georgia, B.A.



Daniel Vinson is a Virginia trial lawyer who focuses his practice in the areas of criminal law, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and other serious traffic offenses. He has successfully represented thousands of clients before the District & Circuit Courts, including multiple civil and criminal jury trials. Mr. Vinson also has experience representing clients before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Mr. Vinson is the former Chair, Vice Chair and former Secretary of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. In this role, he organized and curated the 51st Annual Criminal Law Seminar. He has also previously served as the 6th Circuit Representative on the Virginia State Bar Council.

Mr. Vinson is also highly engaged in serving his community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Legal Aid Society and is currently the Chair of its Program Development Committee. He is also a Founder and Director of the Christopher D. Ray Memorial Foundation, which provides financial support for students who are studying in the fields of criminal justice and other areas of public service.


  • Former Virginia State Bar Council
  • Former Virginia State Bar’s Board of Governors for the Criminal Law Section
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society
  • Board of Directors of the Christopher D. Ray Memorial Foundation
  • Southampton County Bar Association
  • Emporia/Greensville Bar Association

J. Daniel Vinson Client Reviews

Christopher Renberg
Christopher Renberg
We are from out of state were wholly reliant upon Mr. Vinson's expertise. Mr. Vinson laid out a very clear plan of action for my son to take that resulted in his charges to be reduced to the lowest possible. We are very grateful for all the assistance Mr. Vinson and the team at Riley & Wells provided for our family.
Shadows In The Dark
Shadows In The Dark
Me. Vinson is the best attorney one could ever have. He’s not arrogant or have any negative attitudes. He’s straight forward in so many ways. My husband and I share the same about Mr. Vinson. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help as he did me. He won my case and I can’t express how happy I am! Thanks to everyone at Riley & Wells
Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez
Mr. Vinson was kind, courteous, and patient. With his representation, he got me down to a much lesser penalty than what the state of Virginia charged me with. The price for his services was fair, and his staff (Ms. Hannah Bowery), were all kind. I highly recommend this firm for any traffic violations in the local vicinity.
Seamus McDaniel
Seamus McDaniel
Mr. Vinson did an excellent job in acquiring me the best-case scenario for my second-time offense. Would highly recommend Riley & Wells to anyone and everyone!
Stephanie Walthour
Stephanie Walthour
The attorney who represented me, Mr. Vinson, was very professional. Another attorney from another firm that I had a legal consult with seemed a bit judgmental and very unprofessional. Mr. Vinson showed up to court on my behalf and was able to get my case dismissed without points. I would definitely recommend him and the firm in general.
Brookes McCain
Brookes McCain
I just would like to say Thank you guys for helping me out an extremely difficult situation. From the first phone call til now, the staff and Mr. Vinson has been nothing but extreme professionalism. Mr. Vinson took on my case and produced extremely favorable results. Best outcome possible considering my case and what I stood to lose at that time. There is nothing like a partner representing you and a firm behind him. Spoke volumes and the hard work showed. This is the firm you need. Price is reasonable. Outcome is favorable. Once again, Thank you guys for your representation and hard work. Truly appreciated.

Updated 9/13/2023