Party affiliation: Republican
Joseph Garner Dail was American judge. Bar: North Carolina 1955, Virginia 1976. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1959; captain Reserve (retired). Member North Carolina Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Transportation Lawyers Association (Distinguished Service award 1976), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.
Private practice, Washington, 1959-1976. Partner Croft, Dail & Vance (and predecessor), 1966-1976. Sole practitioner McLean, Virginia, 1976—1983.
Counsel Gabeler, Ward & Griggs, 1983-1987. Judge The United States of America administrative law Fresno, California, 1987-1994, San Francisco, 1994-1997, Tampa, 1997-1999. Senior United States administrative law judge, 1999—2005.