Dana J Cornett

  • Sole Practitioner





After graduating cum laude from Lenoir-Rhyne College, Dana J. Cornett obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William & Mary. She established a solo practice in Harrisonburg in 1987, focusing primarily on family law but also devoting a portion of her practice to such diverse areas as property litigation, wills, and landlord-tenant. She is admitted to practice in all Virginia state courts and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia and has argued cases before the Virginia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court. She is a Commissioner in Chancery for the Rockingham County Circuit Court and is a past president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association.


Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Property Litigation
  • Wills
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1985


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History
    • Major: English

Representative Cases

  • Copeland v. Todd, 282 Va. 183, 2011, Supreme court of Virginia

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past President of the Board, Blue Ridge Legal Services, Present

Contact Information

Dana Cornett, Attorney at Law
57 South Main Street, Suite 306
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: 540-208-0879
Fax: 540-433-9394
Harrisonburg Office

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