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Darius K. Davenport

Darius represents businesses across the region in commercial and civil litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on insurance defense, cybersecurity and data privacy, railroad, maritime and employment law. His work includes presenting annual training for staff and providing legal opinions to management on a wide range of legal issues. As a former government attorney, he has experience developing, drafting and interpreting regulations and agency policies and has provided legal advice and counsel to senior government officials on a myriad of legal issues.
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2002
Norfolk State University, B.A., 1999
Bar/Court Admissions
Virginia State Bar
Wisconsin State Bar
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
U.S. Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
James Kent American Inn of Court (Administrator, 2006-2015)
Virginia Continuing Legal Education Committee (2005-2015)
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2014-2016)
Virginia Beach Bar Association (2007-2015)
National Association of Law Placement (2006-2015)
Richmond Area Recruiters Association (2006-2015)
Community Involvement
Virginia State Bar, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board (Board member); Study Committee on Future of Law (Technology and the Practice of Law Sub-committee)
City of Suffolk, Wetlands Board (Vice-Chairman, 2016-2017)
Articles and Presentations
Representative Cases
Representative Experience
  •  “Cyber Incident Reporting and the Department of Defense”, Data and Security Dispatch, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Volume 3 Issue 2 (November 21, 2017)
  • Darius Davenport, Luke Downing, “Cybersecurity and Business Resiliency”, CWM/mode5 Presentation (2017)
  • Presenter, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for Law Firms, presented at Old Dominion Bar Association Annual Meeting (2017)
  • Darius Davenport, Ray English, & Ann Jenrette-Thomas, “Planning is Not a Luxury: Motivating Early Career Planning Through the Coach Approach”, National Association for Law Placement (2014)
  • D. Davenport, R. English, M. Wimes, D. Kerr, “Increasing the Effectiveness, Clarity, Productivity, and Value of Your Organization through Strategic Planning”, presented at National Association of Law Placement Conference
  • Presenter, “Office Management Boot Camp”, presented at National Association of Law Placement Conference
  • Darius has litigated a host of cases for Redevelopment and Housing Authorities in Federal and State Courts.
  • Represents local housing authorities in landlord tenant law, tort liability, and a host of other civil matters.
  • Represents railroads in various litigation matters.
  • Represents marine insurers and insureds across the full range of marine insurance disputes.
  • Represents clients across a range of business disputes.
  • Limitation of Liability actions on behalf of vessel owners.
  • Federal and state court litigation in Virginia.
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Regent University School of Law & Handong International Law School.
  • Law Career Professional Development.
  • Captain, United States Army, Judge Advocate General Corps (2002-2006).
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern Districts of Virginia.
News and Updates
Davenport appointed to serve on Virginia State Bar Study Committee on the Future of Law Practice
Posted on September 21, 2017
Darius Davenport has been appointed to serve on the Virginia State Bar Study Committee on the Future of Law Practice.  The committee is charged with evaluating developments in technology, legal......
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Cyber Security and Business Resiliency
Posted on May 18, 2017
The WannaCry Ransomware Attack is the biggest coordinated cyberattack of its kind, impacting countless organizations and infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 100 countries.  Once a computer......
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CWM Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers®
Posted on April 17, 2017
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that nine of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 list of Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. ......
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Davenport Elected to Serve as Vice-Chairman of Suffolk Wetlands Board
Posted on August 16, 2016
The firm is proud to announce that Darius Davenport and been elected to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Suffolk Wetlands Board for 2016-2017. The Suffolk Wetlands Board is a seven member......
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CWM Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers®
Posted on April 7, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that ten of its lawyers were included in the 2016 list of Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars.  According to Virginia......
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