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Howard W. Martin Jr.

Howard is primarily engaged in real estate, land use and redevelopment and housing law.  He is a senior attorney in the firm and has served as Managing Partner.
Education
University of Virginia, L.L.B., 1967
Washington and Lee University, B.S. in Business Admin., 1964
Bar/Court Admissions
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships
American Bar Association (Fellow, 1999)
Virginia State Bar (Bar Council, 2000-2009, Executive Committee, 2003-2009, President, 2007-2008)
Virginia Bar Association (Executive Committee, 1987-1990, Secretary, 1989-1990)
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association (Treasurer, 1994-1996, President, 1997-1998)
Virginia Law Foundation (Board Member, 1990-1997, Secretary 1993-1994, President, 1995-1996, Fellow, 1997)
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (Norfolk Division Board, 2001-2005)
Community Involvement
Ghent United Methodist Church, Norfolk, VA (Administrative Board member 1978-Present; Chairman, 1984-1986)
Tidewater YMCA (Board of Directors, 1978-1984)
Nansemond River Preservation Alliance (Board of Directors, 2009-Present)
Representative Experience
  • Served as Line Officer in the U.S. Navy, and as a Navy lawyer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
  • Represents local Redevelopment and Housing Authorities and Community Associations.
  • Negotiates commercial communications tower leases.
  • Appears before Planning Commissions, City Councils, Boards of Supervisors and Zoning Appeals Boards.
  • Negotiates and prepares land disposition contracts and deeds for public transfer of real estate.
  • Prepares Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Powers of Attorney.
  • Real Estate and Loan Closings.
News and Updates
Seven Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® in America
Posted on August 15, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is pleased to announce that seven of its lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes Project Finance Law Public Finance......
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Howard W. Martin, Jr. Receives Award for Distinguished Service
Posted on May 10, 2016
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to announce that Howard W. Martin, Jr.  received the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Clarissa E. McAdoo Houser Award for Distinguished Service.  The Houser......
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CWM is pleased to announce seven lawyers named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
Posted on September 1, 2015
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that seven of its lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes - Project......
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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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