Honors and Awards

CWM Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers®

Posted on April 17, 2018

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that eight of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 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 2018 are: TOP 100 VIRGINIA SUPER LAWYERS Donald C. Schultz VIRGINIA SUPER LAWYERS Delphine G. Carnes - Tax James L. Chapman, IV – Transportation/Maritime Elaine Inman Hogan – Employment & Labor W. Ryan Snow – Business Litigation Steven M. Stancliff – Transportation/Maritime VIRGINIA RISING STARS C. Wiley Grandy – Business Litigation David C. Hartnett – Business Litigation…

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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.…

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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.…

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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…

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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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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s 2016 “Legal Elite”

Posted on November 30, 2016

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” for 2016. Steven L. Brinker - Business Law Elaine I. Hogan - Labor/Employment Amy Taipalus McClure - Construction Donald C. Schultz - Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights W. Ryan Snow - Construction…

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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 Rights Law; Public Finance Law; and Real Estate Law and Tier 3 in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Bankruptcy.  Rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, and 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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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 and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation-Bankruptcy W. Ryan Snow Admiralty and Maritime Law Guilford D. Ware Admiralty and Maritime Law…

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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 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 at the Authority’s 45th Anniversary Celebration on April 23, 2016.  Mr. Martin has served as legal counsel to SRHA for almost fifteen years. Mr. Martin focuses his practice in the areas of Real Estate, Land Use, and Redevelopment and Housing Law.  He joined the firm in 1971, after serving four years in the U.S. Navy, including tours at sea and two years in the Navy JAG Corps.   During his 45 years in practice with CWM, Mr. Martin has served as Managing Partner of the firm, President of the Virginia State Bar, President of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, and President of the Virginia Law Foundation.…

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CWM Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers®

Posted on April 7, 2016

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that ten of its lawyers were included in the 2016 list of Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars.  According to Virginia Super Lawyers®, less than 5% of all lawyers in Virginia are selected in the process, which includes peer nominations combined with independent research.  The 2016 attorneys are: Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers Donald C. Schultz Virginia Super Lawyers 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 Delphine G. Carnes – Tax Darius K. Davenport – Civil Litigation: Defense C. Wiley Grandy – Business Litigation David C. Hartnett – Business Litigation Elaine Inman Hogan – Employment & Labor  …

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