James Daniel

James M. Daniel Jr.

Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, PC

About James Daniel

Jim Daniel is a partner in the law firm Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, PC in Richmond, Virginia. His health law practice focuses on transactional and regulatory areas, including transactions, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, contracting and regulatory matters in investor-owned and nonprofit integrated health care delivery systems,ambulatory surgery centers, physicians and physician organizations. He provides advice on issues related to the Stark law, kickback, fraud and abuse, tax-exempt status, tax-exempt financing, antitrust compliance and other areas.

He works with clients in strategy development under health reform, including planning and development of medical homes, accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks.He is a frequent speaker on health care strategy and physician alignment issues and he advises long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospices, durable medical equipment companies and other providers on legal and regulatory matters.

He has served as faculty to the American College of Cardiologists, American College of Healthcare Executives, Forum for Healthcare Strategists and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Physicians. He has been honored among Virginia Super Lawyers, Legal Elite in Virginia Business and as part of Best Lawyers in America.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial statement analysis 
  • Operating and capital budgeting 
  • Cost analysis and pricing in a fee-for-service environment
  • Economics of health care
  • Use of the balanced scorecard in strategic decision making
  • Cost analysis and pricing in a fixed payment (bundling and capitation) environment


University of Richmond

University of Richmond

BA - economics and psychology
University of Virginia


  • Virginia State Bar


American Bar Association, vice hair, health law section, business and transactions interest group

Chair, American Health Lawyers Association's accountable care organization task force committee on organization and governance

Past chair, Virginia State Bar health law section, board of governors

Member, board of health law council, Virginia Bar Association