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U.S. News – Best Lawyers releases the 2017 “Best Law Firms” metropolitan rankings.

Posted on October 31, 2016

U.S. News – Best Lawyers has released the 2017 “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 […]


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 body, appointed by the City Council, responsible for the review of requests for permits for the alteration, development, or use of wetlands. The Wetlands […]


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 Law James L. Chapman IV Admiralty and Maritime Law Commercial Litigation Howard W. Martin, Jr. Real Estate Law Donald C. Schultz Bankruptcy […]


Chapman to Serve as Rector of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Tech

Posted on July 1, 2016

James L. Chapman, Jr., a partner with the firm, was elected to serve as rector of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Board of Visitors for the coming year. He is a 1979 Tech graduate with a law degree from Washington and Lee University.   Announcement


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 Award is given once every five years to recognize exemplary service to the Authority.   Branch Lawson, Chairman of SRHA, presented the award to Mr. Martin […]


Ryan Snow named a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America

Posted on February 3, 2016

CWM attorney Ryan Snow has been named a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a national honor society of appellate and trial lawyers dedicated to superior advocacy and ethical standards. Membership in the LCA is by invitation only and represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Ryan is the Managing Partner […]


Jim Chapman inducted as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation

Posted on February 3, 2016

CWM is proud to announce that Jim Chapman 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 2016, Jim joins three other CWM […]


CWM Welcomes Steven L. Brinker

Posted on December 1, 2015

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Steven L. Brinker has joined the firm as chair of its Business Law Group. Steve focuses on formation, financing and development of business entities, including complex mergers and acquisitions.  He also advises clients on the tax consequences of business transactions and strategies to address or […]


Crenshaw, Ware & Martin attorneys appointed to new board positions.

Posted on January 1, 2015

Elaine Inman Hogan has been appointed to the 2015 Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management.  She will serve on the board as the Director of Legal Affairs.  Ms. Hogan chairs the Employment Law Practice Group at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. She represents employers and management in a wide […]


Steven M. Stancliff Named Chair of the Firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group

Posted on November 14, 2014

Mr. Stancliff joined the firm in 2007 following a distinguished career in the United States Coast Guard, retiring at the rank of Commander.  “Steve’s background and expertise make him ideally qualified to head the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group,” said Jim Chapman, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department.  The firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Law […]

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