5 Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. lawyers named to 2020 Best Lawyers® list

Posted on August 15, 2019

Norfolk, VA, August 15, 2019 -- Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list: James L. Chapman - Admiralty and Maritime Law, Commercial Litigation Howard W. Martin - Real Estate Law Donald C. Schultz - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy W. Ryan Snow - Admiralty and Maritime Law, Construction Law, Commercial Litigation Steven M. Stancliff – Admiralty and Maritime Law…


Steve Stancliff Concludes Tenure as President of TOA

Posted on August 7, 2019

Steve Stancliff, the firm’s admiralty and maritime practice team leader, concluded his three-year tenure as president of the board of directors for Tidewater Arts Outreach (“TAO”) on July 1, 2019, and has been invited to continue his service as member of the board, ex officio. TAO’s mission “is to bring joy to older adults and enhance their well-being through creative engagement with the arts.” He would say its centerpiece is the participative and interactive engagement that uses the arts – whether through music, poetry, movement, or other creative processes. Different from other arts programs, TAO does not focus on performance by others. Rather, its programs aim to foster the joy and healing power that comes from participating in the creative process itself. Steve led the board and organization through one of the most challenging processes in a non-profit organization’s development. He and others successfully transitioned TAO from its founding executive director to its first successor, Ms. Reese Beeler, an up-and-coming influencer in our non-profit community. Steve and his wife, Christie, plan to continue their annual fundraiser, “Rock the River!” which has raised more than $40,000 over the past 4 years promoting local artists and original music in community.…


Ryan Snow Elected to Serve as President of I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court

Posted on August 7, 2019

Ryan Snow, Managing Partner of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C., has been elected President of the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court for 2019-2020. The I’Anson-Hoffman Inn is one of the leading chapters of the American Inns of Court. There are 350 chapters across the United States. The American Inns of Court were created as the product of a nationwide movement to emulate the historic British Inns of Court, with the purpose of promoting excellence, civility, and professionalism in the legal profession. They were prompted by United States Chief Justice Warren Burger. The I'Anson-Hoffman Inn was established in 1987 in Norfolk, Virginia. It is named for former Virginia Chief Justice Lawrence I’Anson and former U.S. District Judge Walter Hoffman, both leading jurists in their day. There are approximately 100 members of the Inn, consisting of Judges, Masters, Barristers, Associates, and Students. The Judges and Masters elect the leaders. Ryan’s presidency continues a leadership tradition at CWM, as two other Presidents have come from the firm: Guil Ware (1999-2000) and Jim Chapman (2010-2011).…


Southside Boys & Girls Club holds 9th Annual Flounder Fishing Tourney

Posted on July 9, 2019
Posted in Community News, News

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to join the list of sponsors for this year's Southside Boys & Girls Club Flounder Fishing Tourney.  The tournament, which is in its 9th year, will be held on July 19 and 20, 2019 and helps raise funds to support the Club's mission of helping our young people become productive, caring and responsible citizens. For additional information, or to register for the tournament, visit the event website at…


Vigilance against cybercrime especially important in Hampton Roads | Cybersecurity column

Posted on July 8, 2019
Posted in News, Updates

Cybercrime isn't just a national security issue — it can affect business resiliency in Hampton Roads, a cyber expert told attendees of the Virginia Cyber Alliance's most recent workshop. More than 60 people, largely from the business, technology and education sectors, attended the alliance's cybercrime workshop at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center in North Suffolk on June 21. While the speakers may have been preaching to the choir regarding the basics of the enormous scale of criminality in the cyber world, they provided a healthy reminder of the vigilance needed to fight the menace. Click here to read full article from Inside Business By Joy Vann Correspondent Jun 26, 2019 Updated Jul 4, 2019…


Data Breach Lawyers: A View from the Trenches

Posted on May 30, 2019

Darius Davenport discusses how he helps his clients deal with cybersecurity concerns and privacy matters.…


CWM Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers®

Posted on May 2, 2019

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 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 attorneys recognized in 2019 are: Virginia Super Lawyers James L. Chapman, IV – Transportation/Maritime Donald C. Schultz - Creditor Debtor Rights Ryan Snow – Business Litigation Steven M. Stancliff – Transportation/Maritime Virginia Rising Stars Wiley Grandy – Business Litigation David C. Hartnett – Business Litigation…


Darius Davenport becomes Partner at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin

Posted on January 28, 2019

The law firm of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to announce that Darius Davenport has become a partner in the firm. Mr. Davenport joined the firm in 2012 and leads its Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice Group. He also handles complex litigation with an emphasis on Public Sector Law and Insurance Defense. He is admitted in to practice in Virginia and Wisconsin. Before joining Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C., Mr. Davenport taught at Regent University School of Law and served as an Attorney for the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.S. from Norfolk State University. Mr. Davenport serves on the Virginia State Bar Special Committee on the Future of Law Practice. He also serves as Vice Chairman for the Suffolk Wetlands Board and as a board member and Advocacy Committee Chairman for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell.…


James L. Johnsen Joins CWM

Posted on December 26, 2018


Best Lawyers 2019 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Rankings

Posted on November 1, 2018

Best Lawyers has released the 2019 “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, Construction 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; Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Public Finance Law 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.…

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