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Amy Taipalus McClure

Amy’s practice focuses on business and construction litigation, creditors’ rights, and insurance defense, including insurance coverage defense. Her experience extends to admiralty and maritime claims, railroad matters, and eminent domain litigation. She also handles cases at the appellate level, having briefed multiple cases for argument before the Virginia Supreme Court. Amy is licensed in Virginia and Georgia.
Education
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2004
Florida State University, B.S., cum laude, 2001
Bar/Court Admissions
Virginia State Bar
State Bar of Georgia
Virginia Supreme Court
Georgia Supreme Court
United States District Court, Eastern and Western
Districts of Virginia
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
United States District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
Memberships
Phi Alpha Delta
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association (Young Lawyers’ Section Committee; Bench Bar Conference Committee)
Norfolk Board of Zoning Appeals
Representative Experience
Representative Cases
Articles and Presentations
  • Represents clients in a range of business disputes, including contract disputes and negotiations,  business conspiracy and constructive trust claims, and fraudulent conveyance suits.
  • Represents owners, contractors and subcontractors in construction matters, including filing and enforcement of mechanics liens, payment and performance bond claims, and teaming agreements.
  • Represents municipal entities in eminent domain and redevelopment matters.
  • Negotiates transactions involving government acquisition of commercial property and acquisition of  easements over and above railroad property.
  • Represents national financial institutions in litigation and post judgment matters, including Truth in Lending Act litigation.
  • Represents railroad interests in various transportation matters and property disputes.
  • St. Joe Company v. Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Auth., 283 Va. 403, 722 S.E.2d 622 (2012) (imposition of constructive trust on funds seized under account control agreement)
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line RR Co. v. South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, LLC, 2:13 CV 234 (E.D.Va.) (indemnity case arising out of bridge collapse).
  • Carter Machinery Co., Inc. v. Qualicon Corp., 2015 WL 3537189 (Norfolk Cir. Ct. 2015) (breach of contract case arising out of pass through liquidated damages on public construction project)
  • Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. Brickyard Vessels, Inc., 1:14CV 921, 2014 WL 5684585 (E.D. Va. Nov. 4, 2014) (marine insurance coverage and bad faith action)
  • Willow Run Foods, Inc. v. Simone, CL10-3548 (breach of contract arising out of fast food supply contract)
  • Allied Transportation Company v. Gator Supply Company, LLC, et al., 2:10 CV 289, (E.D. Va.) (admiralty case arising out of parted tow wire and resulting damage to barge)
  • Presenter, “Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment”, League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads (September 25, 2012)
News and Updates
HRUHCA Announces the election of new Officers and Board Members
Posted on February 3, 2017
Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association (HRUHCA) announced the election of new Officers and Board Members for 2017. President:  Chris Safrit, Trident Civil Vice-President: Lee White,  Draper Aden Associates Secretary: Rob Hicks,......
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Amy McClure appointed to serve on Executive Board of Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia
Posted on January 10, 2017
Amy McClure has been appointed to serve on the Executive Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia.  She has been active with the organization since......
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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s 2016 “Legal Elite”
Posted on November 30, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for 2016. Steven L. Brinker......
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Amy McClure named to Inside Business' 2016 Top Forty Under Forty.
Posted on October 25, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L. C. is proud to announce that Amy McClure has been named to Inside Business' 2016 Top Forty Under Forty.  Each year since 1999, Inside Business......
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Amy McClure appointed Co-chair of HRUHCA Young Leaders Committee
Posted on March 2, 2016
Amy McClure has been appointed Co-chair of the Young Leaders Committee for the Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association (“HRUHCA”).  The committee will be instrumental in helping to carry......
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Virginia Business 2015 Legal Elite
Posted on December 1, 2015
The following attorneys have been named “Legal Elite” for 2015 by Virginia Business magazine. C. Wiley Grandy, Young Lawyer Under 40 Elaine Inman Hogan, Labor/Employment Amy Taipalus McClure, Construction W.......
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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin attorneys appointed to new board positions.
Posted on January 1, 2015
Elaine Inman Hogan has been appointed to the 2015 Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management.  She will serve on the board as the Director......
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Amy McClure speaks to young girls about self-esteem
Posted on October 17, 2014
Amy McClure joined employees of Unilever Lipton at Kennedy Middle School in Suffolk to speak to young girls about improving their self-esteem.  The event was part of the Dove Days......
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CWM announces eight lawyers selected for inclusion in 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars
Posted on May 1, 2013
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that eight of its lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists appearing in......
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CWM wins in Virginia Supreme Court in constructive trust case
Posted on March 1, 2012
CWM attorneys Ryan Snow and Amy McClure succeeded in the Virginia Supreme Court in a business case arising out of a roof repair project.  The case involved funds paid to......
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