Daniel deLalla


Daniel deLalla

Personal Injury Attorney

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers

  • Licensed in Virginia Since 2011

  • Former Commonwealth Attorney in VA

Recent Settlements/Verdicts

$160,000 Jury Verdict After a High-speed Crash

$130,000 For a Passenger in a Car Accident

$100,000 Settlement in Less Than 1 Month





Daniel deLalla is a trial attorney with deep roots in the Tidewater area. Honing his skills in courtrooms across Hampton Roads for over a decade, Dan has successfully represented hundreds of personal injury clients in complex, serious cases, including car and truck accidents and medical malpractice.



Daniel began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney and an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia Beach and Portsmouth. While criminal and civil law differs, as the standard of proof is lower in civil cases, Daniel brings the same conviction he gained as a prosecutor of criminal cases to his personal injury cases.

“I’m competitive. I like being in court, I like being in front of a judge and jury; and I love getting to fight for my clients and right a wrong for them. ”

Daniel has argued in: General District court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and Circuit Court. He has represented clients in federal, civil and criminal matters adjudicated in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. His focus with personal injury law includes car accidents, trucking accidents, dog bites, slip and fall cases, and medical malpractice.

deLalla feels honored his clients put their trust in him during their time of need. He takes that charge seriously. For Dan, winning means helping someone get their life back.

One of Mr. deLalla’s clients recently stated: “I had an auto accident…  and there were two other cars involved. Both of the insurance companies were pushing off responsibility on the other, and one flat out told me ‘We are not paying anything.’… Attorney DeLalla took over when the insurance companies came in with a lowball offer that didn’t even cover the medical bills. He got job done quickly and got the insurance companies to more than triple their original offer. This by far was not a huge case, or a massive payout for Rutter Mills, but they treated my case like it was just as important.”

“The culture we have at Rutter Mills is competitive but cooperative. We all push ourselves and work as hard as we can to win justice for everyone who walks through our doors.”


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With a profound understanding of the intricacies of the legal system, Dan has a proven track record of successfully advocating for his clients and securing favorable outcomes. His deep compassion and commitment to justice ensure he goes above and beyond to protect the rights and interests of those he represents. Find out how Dan can help get your future back on track.

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Bianka R.

Attorney Dan Delalla and Team were awesome!! Nateisha stayed in constant contact l. They explained the process step by step. To top it off we had a family member to pass in a car wreck by a drunk driver during this time the team thought enough to send flowers. I highly recommend Rutter Mills

Chris I.

I can't praise Rutter Mills law firm enough Catherine Foster is not only a great paralegal handling my lawsuit with my lawyer Dan Dallia I truly consider her like family.So many times I was depressed and in pain and she would talk me through it encouraging me to be strong.She is also going through a lot like myself and completely understands and is able to show compassion a fully healthy healthy person couldn't.The discovery she provided me amazed me,and was so thorough very professional.I consider her my friend for life!

Linda D.

I would like to think everyone at Rutter Mills for their wonderful service. Everyone from Christine to Melanie, Catherine and of course Dan. Catherine and Dan worked very hard on my case and looked out for my best interest. I never called an update as I was kept current. They’re truly an asset to the law firm. If I could give addition stars I would.

Michelle D.

From start to finish my attorney Mr. Daniel DeLalla was above amazing, professional, and on top of his game same goes for his outstanding paralegal Cathrine even with covid slowing down our legal process over a year they never missed a beat and stayed in connect with me through it all never more then a call,text, or email away and they worked they fingers to the bone for me and got me a amazing outcome settlement that will change the life for me and my family I am not a easy person to please and they without a doubt gave me what I expected and more thank you guys again honestly your both out of this world!!

Shasta T.

Mr. Daniel Delalla, he has helped me tremendously! I had to go to court for my case and he did an Extraordinary job in getting back an acceptable compensation amount. He fought hard for me in court and worked diligently on negotiations with insurance company. Thank you Mr. DeLalla you are greatly appreciated.

James A

I was hurt, lost, and defeated. RutterMills found doctors to relieve the pain, found a path that I could walk, and like a Phoenix, RutterMills rose me from the grave and restored my life with over $150,000 win. Thank you for being my guiding light.