John Danyluk practices with the firm’s Criminal and Government Investigations practice group. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, John had a distinguished career with the United States Armed Forces, serving for more than four years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in Texas and Germany. He has been recognized with the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the 2018 Client Services Award for Excellence. As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Texas, he litigated more than 1,000 federal cases, including six jury trials, 14 bench trials, and 70 revocation hearings. He has also worked closely with FBI and Army CID agents on investigatory matters to aid in case development. With experience in criminal defense, investigations, financial liability determinations and issues related to misconduct, John is well- positioned to help clients facing increasing legal and government scrutiny.
Years as active duty Army officer
Where can we find you when you’re not in the office?
Playing or watching sports. I am an avid golfer, hockey player, and snowboarder and always find time to stay active. I am also a life-long Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan (this should be immediately obvious upon entering my office). Most importantly, I spend as much time as I can with my amazing wife and daughter. We take every opportunity we can find to travel – evidenced by the fact that my daughter was born in Germany!
People would be surprised to know…
I have lived in Bavaria, Germany on two separate occasions. At 16, I lived with a host family for three months in order to play hockey for a team in Germany’s top junior hockey league. More recently my family lived in Bavaria for two years while stationed there with the Army JAG Corps. We loved our time there and will definitely return one day!
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
- University of Richmond, B.A.
- As a Military Magistrate, responsible for authorizing law enforcement search warrants and making pre-trial confinement determinations for criminally charged defendants
- As an Administrative & National Security Law Attorney in Grafenwohr, Germany, advised on diverse international law issues and investigations into senior leader misconduct
- As an Administrative & National Security Law Attorney in Grafenwohr, Germany, reviewed multi-million dollar purchase agreements for acquisition of equipment and construction
- As an Administrative & National Security Law Attorney in Grafenwohr, Germany, advised on investigations/financial liability determinations for damaged or lost U.S. Gov’t property
- As an Administrative & National Security Law Attorney in Grafenwohr, Germany, served as primary legal POC during outbreak of COVID-19 and lead U.S. Army Europe’s commanders through complex legal hurdles of exercising command/control of personnel in pandemic
- As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, served as lead trial attorney for Fort Hood’s exclusive federal jurisdiction within WDTX
- As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, litigated over 1,000 federal cases, including 6 jury trials, 14 bench trials, and 70 revocation hearings
- As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, established collegial rapport with defense bar, leading to 98% of cases resolved in favorable pleas
- As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, closely advised FBI and Army CID agents on investigatory matters to aid in case development
- Member, Virginia State Bar
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Member, Richmond Bar Association
- Editor-in-Chief, Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, University of Richmond School of Law (2015-16)
- Competitions Chair, Moot Court Executive Board, University of Richmond School of Law (2015-16)
- Virginia State Bar
- Western District of Texas
- Army Commendation Medal (2)
- Army Achievement Medal
- National Defense Service Medal
- Army Overseas Service Ribbon
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- 2018 Client Services Award for Excellence (estate planning, income tax, and consumer finance)
- CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Law
- Best Brief Award – 2014 Carrico Moot Court Competition