Jim Chapman Represents Plaintiff, Receives 100% Treasure Salvage Award in S.S. Central America Case

Posted on September 7, 2016
Posted in Updates

Federal Judge Announces Favorable Ruling in the Matter of the SS Central America and Recognizes the  Contribution of Odyssey Marine Exploration TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ira Owen Kane, the court-appointed Receiver for the salvor of the SS Central America, Recovery Limited Partnership (RLP), announced today that on August 31, 2016, Chief […]


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 […]


Tidewater Arts Outreach Appoints President

Posted on August 8, 2016
Posted in Community News

The organization appointed the following officers to serve for 2016-2017:   Steven Stancliff (Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC), president; Osman Lambiro (Sentara Life Care), vice president; Jennifer Bonsiewich (Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP), treasurer; Bonnie Lane (Goodman, Allen and Donnelly), secretary; and directors Paul Aravich (Glennan Center for Geriatrics & Gerontology, EVMS), ex officio; Brian Friedman (American […]


W. Ryan Snow to Serve as Vice Chair of Norfolk Botanical Garden

Posted on July 26, 2016
Posted in Community News

Norfolk Botanical Garden announced that Ryan Snow will serve as Vice Chair of the Norfolk Botanical Garden Board of Trustees.  Ryan has served on the board since 2012 and has also served on the board of directors for the Norfolk Botanical Garden Foundation since 2013.


Court quashes arbitration of claims that were outside arbitration agreement

Posted on July 21, 2016
Posted in Cases

Arbitration clauses in contracts are enforceable, but if a contract allows only certain claims to be arbitrated, then the party desiring arbitration has to prove that it has such a claim.  And in Virginia, the party has to prove it to a judge, not the arbitrator.  CWM attorneys represented the owner when both of these […]


Norfolk’s Youngest Voices Soar in a Collection of Writings

Posted on July 14, 2016
Posted in Community News

For over sixty years, Crenshaw, Ware & Martin has served as general counsel to Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (the “Authority” or “NRHA”).  Our work with the Authority supports its commitment to provide quality housing choices to households of all incomes, and to create a healthy physical and social environment for residents of its communities.  […]


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 […]


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 […]

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