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Matthew Daren Danielson

Matthew Daren Danielson

also known as Matt Danielson

Practice areas:

Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury

About Me

Matt Danielson has been trying cases since 1993. After receiving a commission in the National Guard, Matt became a police officer with the Chesterfield County Police Department. It was the police department that gave Matt his first real contact with the law. He left the police department to go to law school. Upon graduation he accepted a position as a prosecutor with the Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor Matt tried thousands of cases. He eventually became the Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and was in charge of all of the trial teams. In 2003, Matt joined Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group® which allowed him to combine his enthusiasm for the law with his passion for motorcycles. As a member of Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group®, Matt has successfully represented motorcyclists in cases ranging from simple property damage claims to complex multi-million dollar personal injury claims. In addition to his duties as a trial attorney, Matt serves as a lobbyist, and works with motorcycle rights organizations throughout the country.


Matt is a graduate of Ferrum College and George Mason University. He received his Law Degree from the University Of Dayton School Of Law and is licensed to practice law in Virginia and South Carolina. Matt often lectures throughout the country with regard to laws affecting motorcyclists and is an adjunct professor with Saint Leo University.


If you would like to contact Matt you may do so via telephone at 1-800-321-8968 or by email


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Motorcycle Accident: 75%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    12 years, 250 cases



Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Paul Elton Turner Jr.

    Matt was a Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for several years. He tried a lot of cases. He is now handling personal injury cases. He has a lot of experience and is a very skillful, dedicated attorney. I endorse him.


    Paul Turner Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Leon Campbell

    Matt is an experienced and able litigator and advocate for his clients. He has excellent trial skills and connects very well with a jury. I would recommend Matt to any injured person seeking representation and full compensation for a personal injury.


    David Campbell Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

McGrath & Danielson

2606-2608 West Cary Street P.O. Box 5424
Richmond, VA, 23220

P.O. Box 5424
Richmond, VA, 23220-0424




SCGood Standing201008/12/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199303/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaThe National Trial Lawyers2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMcGrath & Danielson2003 - Present
Chief Deputy Commonwealth's AttorneyNewport News Commonwealth's Attorney's Office1994 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Motorcycle Riders FoundationMember2007 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Dyer v. Dairyland Insurance CompanyPlaintiff Prevailed
Turner v. PerrymanPlaintiff Prevailed
Bennett v. CommonwealthClients Prevailed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Motorcyclelawgroup.comWhat is Your Bike Worth2014
Motorcyclelawgroup.comWhat to Do in an Accident2014
Motorcyclelawgroup.comUsing a GPS on Your Motorcycle2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
George Mason UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Winchester HOG MeetingMotor Vehicle Insurance Law2015
Meeting of the Minds - Milwaukee, WIWhat are your Rights on the Roadway2015
Meeting of the MindsMotorcycle Crash Statistics2014