CWM attorneys Jim Chapman and Steve Stancliff represent Ohio partnership in win for rights to salvage gold treasure from shipwreck

CINCINNATI (AP) — A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal fights for nearly 30 years. (

Thursday Jul 10, 2014
| Amanda Lee Myers for The Associated Press

Elaine Inman Hogan Graduates from 2014 Class of LEAD Hampton Roads

July 2014 – Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C., is pleased to congratulate Elaine Inman Hogan, a partner with the firm, on her graduation from LEAD Hampton Roads as a member of the Class of 2014.  

LEAD Hampton Roads is a leadership program established 26 years ago to connect established and emerging leaders in the region.  Over the course of nine-months, class members study key issues impacting Hampton Roads on a local, statewide, national and global level.  The program helps to strengthen regional leadership and improve the quality of life in Hampton Roads through education, partnerships and networking.

Elaine is a partner with the firm and Chair of its Employment Law Group. She focuses her practice on assisting employers and management in areas of compliance and litigation.  Elaine is the author of the Virginia Employer Law blog ( and also speaks on employment law issues affecting Virginia businesses.


June 13, 2014 – Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that nine of its lawyers were selected as 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  The attorneys selected are:

W. Ryan Snow


James L. Chapman, IV - Transportation/Maritime
Timothy A. Coyle - Government
Howard W. Martin, Jr. - Real Estate
Donald C. Schultz - Creditor/Debtor Rights
W. Ryan Snow - Business Litigation
Steven M. Stancliff - Transportation/Maritime


Delphine G. Carnes - Tax
Elaine Inman Hogan - Employment & Labor
Amy Taipalus McClure - Construction Litigation