Autonomous and Unmanned Systems

Is your business using autonomous or unmanned systems? Whether aerial drones, autonomous vehicles or unmanned ships and subs, your business wants to maximize the opportunity to produce revenue from the advantages of these cutting-edge technologies. But the seemingly endless possibilities for using these systems also present new legal complexities. The unmanned and autonomous systems team at CWM can help entrepreneurs, insurers, manufacturers, service providers, pilots and others stay ahead of the rapidly changing legal, risk and regulatory climate to excel in business.

Our attorneys provide legal advice and services covering a range of issues surrounding the commercial use, ownership, development, insurance and manufacturing of autonomous and unmanned systems, including aerial drones, vehicles and vessels.

In addition to the above services, are experience and team of attorneys allow us to guide you through the following areas:

  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance (Coverage and Defense)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Disputes
  • Damage and Personal Injury
  • Product Liability, Loss Control and Risk Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Company Formation
  • Registered Agent Services


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Posted on December 7, 2021
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Eight Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® in America List
Posted on August 19, 2021
Norfolk, VA, — Crenshaw, Ware & Martin P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has recognized four of the Firm’s attorneys as “Best Lawyers in America”, two as “Lawyer of…...
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Developing an Ecosystem of Unmanned and Aerial Systems
Posted on August 3, 2021
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Virginia Business Announces 21st Anniversary “Legal Elite”
Posted on December 30, 2020
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Posted on April 24, 2020
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Paid Family and Sick Leave: How it Works in the Era of Coronavirus
Posted on March 28, 2020
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Teleworking Data Security Tips
Posted on March 16, 2020
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3rd Annual Unmanned Systems Symposium
Posted on October 17, 2019
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is proud to sponsor the 3rd Annual Unmanned Systems Symposium in Blacksburg, VA. Jim Chapman UAS Practice Group Chair, focuses on creating sustainable and viable…...
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1st Annual Unmanned Systems Symposium and Aerospace Gala
Posted on October 16, 2019
AUVSI will hold a two day symposium on October 24th and 25th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center that will focus on highlighting the existing capabilities as well as the…...
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First National Drone Safety Awareness Week
Posted on October 14, 2019
The FAA and DOT will kick off the first National Drone Safety Awareness Week, November 4th, 2019. Join us in calling national attention to drone safety in government,…...
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Posted on April 27, 2018
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Oceans Unmanned Launches freeFLY Program
Posted on March 20, 2018
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