Daniel C. Yates


Danny Yates is a litigator with experience working on complex commercial disputes, class action matters, government investigations, and appeals. Danny is adept at handling civil motions practice, document discovery, and subpoena responses. He also represents pro bono clients in landlord-tenant disputes and has served as court-appointed appellate counsel in a criminal case.

Prior to joining Venable, Danny worked as a litigation associate at an international law firm in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, where he assisted clients on a variety of civil litigation matters and provided antitrust counseling to corporations and individuals.

Before entering private practice, Danny served as law clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and to the Honorable Donald W. Lemons, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

During law school, Danny served as a teaching assistant for a first-year legal writing course and completed a judicial internship in the Eastern District of Virginia with the Honorable David J. Novak.



  • J.D. magna cum laude William & Mary School of Law 2015
  • B.A. Government and French magna cum laude College of William & Mary 2012
    • Phi Beta Kappa


Pro Bono

  • Represents indigent clients in landlord-tenant disputes through Legal Aid.