The firm traces its roots to Graham C. Daniels’ father, Mack T. Daniels (retired), who founded the practice over 35 years ago. After graduating from law school and working at Hunton & Williams for two years, Graham joined his father’s practice and has been a partner since 1992. With the addition of our former partner, R. Glen Morgan, the firm became known as Daniels & Morgan.
In 1997, Travis R. Williams joined the firm as a partner after running a solo practice for two years, and Todd M. Ritter became an associate attorney with the firm. Cheryl S. Tuck practiced as a registered nurse for more than ten years before earning her law degree in 1993, and she became a partner at the firm in 2000. Todd M. Ritter became a partner in 2001. In 2012, the firm became known by its present name: Daniels, Williams, Tuck & Ritter.
All of the Daniels, Williams, Tuck, and Ritter partners are Chesterfield County residents and the proud products of the Chesterfield County public school system. We’ve built our reputation one client at a time and have grown to be one of the most well-respected local firms in Chesterfield. With over 100 years of combined experience between us, and a diverse range of practice areas, we’re proud to offer high-quality legal services to our community.
Graham C. Daniels is the son of Mack T. Daniels (retired), who founded the practice over 35 years ago. Graham graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 1982 and has lived in Chesterfield County for nearly his entire life.
Graham received his B.A. in Economics (cum laude) from Hampden-Sydney College in 1986 and received his J.D. in 1990 from T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, where he was inducted in the McNeill Law Society. He commenced practice in 1990 with Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia, and has been a partner in the firm since 1992.
Graham served in the Virginia State Bar’s disciplinary system as a Member of the Third District – Section I Committee from July of 2 the 12th Judicial Circuit (Chesterfield and Colonial Heights) from 2012 to 2018. From 2004 through June of 2010, he served as the Virginia State Bar Council Representative for serves as a Commissioner in Chancery for the 12th Judicial Circuit and is the current Bermuda District Representative and Vice-Chairman of the Chesterfield County Board of Zoning Appeals.
Graham maintains a diverse general practice and has extensive experience in criminal and traffic defense, civil litigation, divorce, real estate, estate planning, probate and estate administration and litigation, enforcement of judgments and liens, including trustee’s sales (foreclosure), construction, and other business-related matters.
When he is not in the office, Graham enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and their two children.
Travis R. Williams grew up in Chesterfield County, where he graduated from Matoaca High School as the school’s valedictorian in 1987.
Travis graduated from the University of Richmond in 1991 with his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. Travis went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the T.C. Williams School of Law, the University of Richmond in 1994. While in law school, he received the American Jurisprudence Award for excellent achievement in the study of criminal law.
After graduating from T.C. Williams School of Law, Travis served as Judicial Clerk for Twelfth Judicial Circuit for the Honorable John F. Daffron, Jr. After completing the Judicial Clerkship, Travis was in solo practice for two years practicing as the Law Office of Travis R. Williams. Travis has been a firm partner since 1997.
Travis is an advocate of therapeutic communities & drug court. He serves as the defense bar representative in the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Juvenile Drug Court. He received a Certificate of Appreciation in 2010 from the Virginia Drug Treatment Courts. Travis has previously chaired the Chesterfield Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the Juvenile Court and was also an adjunct professor at T.C. Williams School of Law, from 1995 to 2004. Travis sits as a substitute judge in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations and General District Courts throughout the Commonwealth.
He is a member of the Chesterfield Bar Association, serving as Chesterfield Bar President for the term 2014-2015 and the Hill-Tucker Bar Association. He is also a certified guardian ad litem. In his spare time, Travis enjoys cycling, working out at the local gym, sports, and video games.
Todd M. Ritter grew up in Chesterfield County and graduated from Manchester High School in 1989, where he played basketball and baseball. While at Manchester HS, Todd had an internship with then Lieutenant Governor L. Douglas Wilder and was a student of Kirk Cox, the former Speaker of the House for the Virginia General Assembly.
Todd received his B.A. in Political Science (magna cum laude) from Mary Washington College in 1993 and was awarded membership into Phi Beta Kappa on the basis of academic achievement. Todd was also a four-year member of the nationally-ranked policy debate team. He received his J.D. in 1996 from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, William & Mary, where he was a semi-finalist at the National 1st Amendment Moot Court Competition held at Vanderbilt University, while also claiming runner-up status in the competition’s national brief-writing contest.
Following law school, Todd was an intern at the Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office and joined Daniels & Morgan as an associate in 1997. He became a partner in 2001.
Todd has extensive courtroom experience and maintains an expansive and diverse general practice in criminal and traffic defense, appeals, civil litigation, bankruptcy, estate planning and administration, and estate litigation. Todd has extensive appellate experience with the distinction of having preserved a 1.1-million-dollar civil judgment in the Virginia Supreme Court, and in a criminal case, securing the reversal of a rape conviction for a defendant in the Virginia Court of Appeals. Since 2006, Todd has served as the institutional counsel for Central Virginia Correctional Unit #13 for Women.
In addition to his courtroom performance, Todd is known for his compassion, analytical ability, and particularly, his writing-skills. He is frequently consulted by fellow members of the bar for advice on cases ranging from appellate matters to consumer bankruptcy issues. When blessed with spare time, Todd enjoys spending time with his family and friends, sports, reading, and the occasional practical joke his neighbors know him for.
Ms. Gerlach has been an attorney for 12 years and is an associate at the firm. Although she grew up as an Army brat, she is proud to call Virginia her home state. She attended The College of William and Mary for both undergraduate school and law school. She has been a prosecutor in two Central Virginia counties as well as worked for a debt collection and traffic defense firm. She is a certified guardian ad litem for children. She currently handles traffic and criminal defense and domestic cases.
Cheryl S. Tuck received her B.S. in Nursing (with distinction) from the University of Virginia in 1981 and practiced as a registered nurse from 1981 to 1993. After having two children, she attended law school at Regent University, graduating in 1993 with a class rank of 2nd in her graduating class. She also served on Law Review while attending Regent University.
Cheryl started her law practice in 1991, joining the Virginia Beach law firm of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Giordano, and Kahle, where she concentrated her practice on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Thereafter, Cheryl and her husband relocated to Chesterfield County, and she began practicing with Williamson & Lavecchia, where she again concentrated her practice on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Cheryl joined this practice as a partner in January 2000.
Cheryl has served on the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Governors as the 12th Judicial Circuit (Chesterfield and Colonial Heights) District Governor continuously since 2010. She has also previously served as Brief Bank Chair for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) and has served on various committees with VTLA.
Cheryl has an active trial practice and has tried many personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, and other types of civil matters to verdict. She has also successfully settled or mediated several civil cases. For calendar year 2011, Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported one of Cheryl’s wrongful death trucking settlements as one of the top 10 for the calendar year in Virginia. She has also had one of her Trooper Sexual Misconduct Cases that was tried to verdict reported on by a national law journal.
When she’s not in the office, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her husband and three adult children. Cheryl and her husband are avid dancers of approximately 30 styles of dance and can be found dancing the night away about two nights a week. Additionally, she and her husband enjoy traveling throughout the world.
Cheryl’s practice areas are varied with an emphasis on litigation.
One of the things that sets Daniels, Williams, Tuck, and Ritter apart from other local firms is our diverse practice areas. We’re knowledgeable in a wide array of legal matters and know how to expertly handle cases where different issues intersect and overlap.
We’re here to help people and small businesses in our community with a wide array of legal issues. If you need honest, reliable legal services from a local Chesterfield law firm, give us a call, and we’ll set up an initial consultation to talk over your case and your options.