Honors and Awards

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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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 of the firm and chairs the firm’s Business Disputes and Construction Law practice groups.…

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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 attorneys, Guilford Ware, Howard Martin and Tim Coyle, and continues a path for CWM that started more than 30 years ago with Frank Crenshaw. Jim heads the firm’s litigation section and chaired its Admiralty & Maritime Law practice group for more than a decade.…

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Best Law Firm Ranking by U.S. News

Posted on December 1, 2015

CWM earned a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2016 listing of “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in three practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, and Project Finance. The firm also received a Tier 2 Ranking in Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Law, Bankruptcy Litigation, Public Finance Law, and Real Estate Law.…

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Virginia Business 2015 Legal Elite

Posted on December 1, 2015

The following attorneys have been named “Legal Elite” for 2015 by Virginia Business magazine. C. Wiley Grandy, Young Lawyer Under 40 Elaine Inman Hogan, Labor/Employment Amy Taipalus McClure, Construction W. Ryan Snow, Construction Donald C. Schultz, Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights…

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CWM is pleased to announce seven lawyers named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Posted on September 1, 2015

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC is pleased to announce that seven of its lawyers have been named to the 2016 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 Timothy A. Coyle - Municipal Law 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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Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s 2014 ‘Legal Elite’

Posted on December 1, 2014

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been named among the "Legal Elite" for 2014 by Virginia Business Magazine: James L. Chapman, IV - Civil Litigation Donald C. Schultz - Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights W. Ryan Snow - Civil Litigation…

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Firm Receives Tier 1 Ranking for the 2015 Listing of Best Law Firms

Posted on November 3, 2014

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin received a Tier 1 Metropolitan Ranking for the 2015 listing of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in three practice areas:  Admiralty & Maritime Law, Eminent Domain Law and Project Finance. The firm also received a Tier 2 Ranking in Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy Litigation, Public Finance Law and Real Estate Law and a Tier 3 Ranking in Commercial Litigation.  Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is a multi-disciplined business law firm that represents clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.  It celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2013.…

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