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Davenport Scheduled to Speak at 2018 VTLA Annual Convention

Posted on February 6, 2018

VIRGINIA TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION - 2018 ANNUAL CONVENTION Darius Davenport is one of the scheduled speakers at this year's Annual Convention which is being held in Williamsburg, Virginia from March 22 - 25th. >  2018 Convention Brochure…


Schultz Inducted as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation

Posted on February 5, 2018

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to announce that Donald C. Schultz has been inducted as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Virginia bar. Each year the Foundation selects a group of top lawyers and retired judges for their integrity, character, and legal excellence. With his induction in 2018, Don joins six other present and former CWM attorneys, Frank Crenshaw, Guilford Ware, Howard Martin, Tim Coyle, Ann Sullivan, and Jim Chapman, and continues a path for CWM that started more than 30 years ago. Don is the Practice Group Chair for the firm’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group.…


Howard Martin Honored for 50 Years of Service

Posted on December 14, 2017

At the 79th annual meeting of the Virginia State Bar, Howard Martin was recognized for fifty years of service to the Bar. His service included nine years on the Bar Council (2000 – 2009) and six years on the Executive Committee, including President from 2007 to 2008. Howard's dedication to the legal profession has included serving on the Executive Committees for the Virginia Bar Association and the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, where he served as president from 1997-1998. He also served on the Board of the Virginia Law Foundation, including as President from 1995-1996.…


Steve Stancliff Elected as Officer of SEALI

Posted on December 7, 2017

Steve Stancliff, chair of the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime practice group, has been elected to serve as an officer of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI). He most recently served as Editor-in-Chief of the organization's Editorial Committee and previously chaired its Long Range Planning Committee. Steve is also active in the Maritime Law Association of the United States, serving as Secretary for the Committee on Regulation of Vessel Operations, Safety, Security and Navigation.…


Dan Bever Joins the Firm

Posted on December 7, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Daniel A. Bever has joined CWM as an associate attorney. His practice will focus on Commercial Real Estate, Project Finance, and Public Sector law. Dan previously served as a law clerk for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, and as an Honors Paralegal for the Federal Trade Commission. Dan graduated with a B.A. degree (summa cum laude, with High Honors) from the College of William and Mary and earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served on the Managing Board of the Virginia Tax Review and earned an Advanced Certification for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.…


Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s 2017 “Legal Elite”

Posted on November 13, 2017

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for 2017.  Each year in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, the Legal Elite recognizes lawyers selected by their peers as outstanding attorneys. Steven L. Brinker - Business Law Elaine I. Hogan - Labor/Employment Donald C. Schultz - Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights W. Ryan Snow - Construction…


Best Lawyers Releases 2018 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Rankings

Posted on November 2, 2017

Best Lawyers has released the 2018 “Best Law Firms” metropolitan rankings.  Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to announce that the firm received a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking in Admiralty & Maritime Law, Eminent Domain/Condemnation Law and Project Finance.  The firm also received a Tier 2 Ranking in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy and Public Finance Law; and Tier 3 in Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.  Rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, as well as peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field.  Receiving the tier designations reflects a high level of respect the firm has earned within specific practice areas.…


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 education, and professional services, and assessing how these changes will impact the practice of law.  The committee seeks to illuminate the changing landscape of the practice of law both to help educate lawyers and to help prepare them for the future.…


Six Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® in America

Posted on August 16, 2017

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that six of its lawyers have been named to the 24th Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Delphine G. Carnes - Project Finance Law and  Public Finance Law James L. Chapman IV -  Admiralty and Maritime Law and  Commercial Litigation Howard W. Martin, Jr. -  Real Estate Law Donald C. Schultz -  Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law,  Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and  Litigation-Bankruptcy W. Ryan Snow -  Admiralty and Maritime Law and  Construction Law Guilford D. Ware -  Admiralty and Maritime Law…


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.  Through a selection and evaluation process that includes peer nominations, independent research and third-party validation of professional accomplishments, Virginia Super Lawyers® recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The 2017 attorneys are: Virginia Super Lawyers- Delphine G. Carnes - Tax James L. Chapman, IV – Transportation/Maritime Donald C. Schultz – Creditor Debtor Rights W. Ryan Snow – Business Litigation Steven M. Stancliff – Transportation/Maritime Virginia Rising Stars- Steven L. Brinker – Business/Corporate Darius K. Davenport – Civil Litigation: Defense C. Wiley Grandy – Business Litigation David C. Hartnett – Business Litigation…

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