The materials on this website have been prepared by Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. (CWM) for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion on specific facts or circumstances. Online readers should not act upon this information without retaining professional counsel.  Attorneys in this firm are licensed to practice in limited jurisdictions. No attorney will undertake representation of clients in states where he or she is not admitted.

The information contained on this website is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.  Please do not send confidential information or sensitive materials through this site. Unsolicited information will not be regarded as confidential.  No attorney-client relationship exists or is created until CWM determines that no conflicts of interest exist, and there is a written and signed engagement letter between you and the firm.

This website may contain information about legal matters handled in the past by the firm. The results for these matters depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. They do not guarantee or predict a similar result for any future case.

In some states, this website and the information contained herein may be considered an advertisement or solicitation for legal services.

If you have comments or experience any difficulties when visiting our website, please send an e-mail to admin@cwm-law.com.


Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is a multi-service law firm providing legal services to our clients. We are committed to protecting your privacy.  We comply with required data protection regulations.  If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or other data protection matters concerning CWM, you can contact us at admin@cwm-law.com.

Information We Collect

“Personal data” is any information that relates to you and that identifies you directly or indirectly in conjunction with other information we own. The personal data that we collect, and how we collect it, depends upon how you interact with us. Personal data that we collect includes:

  • Contact information such as name, email address and telephone number.
  • Biographical information such as job title, employer, photograph and video or audio content.
  • Marketing, communication preferences and related information such as meal preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Billing and financial information such as billing address, bank account and payment information.
  • Services information such as details of services that we have purchased.
  • Special categories of data such as race and ethnicity, trade union membership, information about health or information, political opinions or religious beliefs.
Personal Data We Collect from You

We collect the following personal data directly from you:

  • Communications- When you sign up to receive blogs, newsletters, alerts or other publications, we might ask you to provide your contact and other relevant information, as well as your communication preferences.
  • Events – When you register to attend one of our events, we will ask you to provide your contact, guest and other relevant information including meal preferences.
  • Website -When you use our website or one of our online services, we collect information about your visit and how you interact with our website.
  • Client Services – When a client uses our legal services, we will ask for the information that we need to provide those services; this information includes contact details, billing information, information necessary to conduct conflict checks and information relevant to the services we provide. Information provided by a client may include personal data that relates to other persons whose information is relevant to the services provided.
  • Employment- Job applicants will be required to provide information relevant to the application process.  Applicants that apply via a third-party online recruitment system should refer to the privacy policy of that third party.
  • If you provide information to us about another person, you must ensure that you comply with any legal obligations that may apply to your provision of the information to us, and to allow us, where necessary, to share that information with our service providers.
Information we collect from third parties

You provide nearly all of the personal data that we collect. In some circumstances we may also receive information from:

  • Clients, when we handle personal data on their behalf
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Credit reference agencies
  • Other companies providing services to us
  • Some of these third-party sources may include publicly available sources of information
  • We receive information about you from web analytics services that uses cookies to help us analyze how visitors use our site
Data collected automatically

When you visit our website, we automatically collect store and use technical information about your equipment and interaction with our website.

We collect the following information:

  • How many users visit our site
  • Pages accessed
  • Visitor IP addresses
  • Visitor geographic region
  • Visitor device type
  • Visitor search query that landed them on our site

We collect this information to learn how to best tailor the site to our visitors and to create statistical reports about the information collected.

We collect this information through various means such as “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses. We do not use any of this information to directly identify visitors and we do not share it with third parties.  Please see our Cookie Policy for further information.

How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data fairly within the scope of legal representation and where we have a lawful reason to do so.

We are allowed to use your personal data if we have your consent or a legally permitted reason. These include fulfilling a contract with you, when we have a legal duty to comply, or when it is in our legitimate business interest to use your personal data. We can only rely on our legitimate business interest, if it is fair and reasonable to do so.

Please contact us at  admin@cwm-law.com if you have any questions about how we collect and use your personal data.

Sharing and transferring your data

We do not share your personal data with third parties except as described below:

  • We may disclose your personal data for the purpose of our internal business processes (such as administration and billing) and for the purpose of providing legal advice and services. If it is necessary to transfer data from CWM to any entity outside of the United States, we will comply with any data transfer requirements under applicable law.
  • We may disclose personal data relating to our clients, their employees and agents to other legal service providers, including, but not limited to, experts, mediators, arbitrators, or consultants engaged in a matter. We may also disclose personal data to third party law firms for the purpose of obtaining additional legal advice.
  • We may share personal data with our suppliers and service providers including event organizers and business partners and document production and management services.
  • We may share personal information when necessary (i) if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
  • We may share your personal data with your consent.

Please contact us at admin@cwm-law.com if you have any questions about how we share or transfer your personal data.

How we protect your personal data

We protect your personal data through industry recognized security measures that protect it against any unauthorized or unlawful access and against any accidental loss, destruction, or damage.

Keeping your personal data

We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which we collected it or to comply with any legal, regulatory or reporting obligations or to assert or defend against legal claims.

Please contact us at admin@cwm-law.com if you have any questions about how long store your personal data.

Your rights regarding your personal data

Regarding how we use and keep your personal data, you have the right to:

  • Require CWM to update or correct any inaccurate personal data.
  • Require CWM to complete any incomplete personal data, concerning you.
  • Require CWM to not process your personal data for direct marketing purposes.  If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you.
  • Require CWM to limit the use of your personal data more generally.

In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to:

  • Require CWM to provide you a copy of any personal data that we hold about you, with certain related information except where information is legally privileged or if providing you with the information would reveal personal data about another person.
  • Require CWM to delete your personal data.
  • Require CWM to restrict our use of your personal data to uses specified by you.
  • Require CWM to provide your personal data to you in machine readable format so that it can be “ported” to a replacement legal service provider.
  • You can exercise the above rights, where applicable by contacting us at admin@cwm-law.com. We will require you to provide satisfactory proof of your identity in order to ensure that your rights are respected and protected. This is to ensure that your personal data is disclosed only to you.


Our website uses cookies.  A cookie is a piece of data that a website transfers to the cookie file on the browser of the visitor’s computer so that we can improve the visitor’s access to our site and identify repeat visitors.   Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our visitors to enhance the experience on our site.

You can manage cookies through your web browser. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. You can find out how to do this for your browser by clicking “help” on your browser’s menu or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.  Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.

Links to Other Sites

Occasionally we may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites operate independently from our site and are not under our control.  These sites may have their own privacy policies or terms of use, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites.  We are not responsible for the content of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or any other use of the linked sites.

Our Commitment to Security

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. maintains website security measures and safeguards for our Sites that are designed to protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, or disclosure of the personal information we collect.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our information practices, you may contact us by:

emailing us at



writing us at

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.

150 W. Main Street, Suite 1923 | Norfolk, VA  23510

Attention:  Firm Administrator

Revisions to our Privacy Policy

We may update or change this Privacy Policy from time to time and without prior notice to you. We will post a prominent notice on this web page to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

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