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Darius K. Davenport

Darius Davenport focuses primarily on complex commercial and civil litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on insurance defense, railroad, admiralty, maritime, public sector and employment law. As a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, Mr. Davenport represents businesses across the region as well as local housing authorities. As a part of the firm’s Employment Law Group, Mr. Davenport provides counsel to local municipalities on various employment and other legal matters. His work includes defending organizations against suits in local courts, presenting annual training for staff, and providing legal opinions to management on a wide range of legal issues. Mr. Davenport also has significant experience handling government administrative law matters including ethics, FOIA, Privacy law, fiscal law, environmental law, standards of conduct, and adverse administrative actions. As a former government attorney, he has experience drafting regulations and 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
Virginia Bar Association
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association (Strategic Planning Committee, 2011)
James Kent American Inn of Court (Administrator, 2006-2015)
Old Dominion Bar Association (Executive Board)
South Hampton Roads Bar Association (Past President)
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)
Representative Experience
Representative Cases
Articles and Presentations
  • 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.
  • Darius has litigated a host of cases for Redevelopment and Housing Authorities in Federal and State Courts.
  • 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
  • D. Davenport, “Office Management Boot Camp”, presented at National Association of Law Placement Conference
News and Updates
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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