Firm Profile

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Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.
150 West Main Street, Suite 1500
Norfolk, VA 23510
United States
(757) 623.3000

Firm Details

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. is a multi-disciplined law firm whose origin dates back to 1923. Our attorneys have earned national distinction over the last 90 years by successfully handling complex deals and notable cases.  Our nationally-recognized attorneys advise and represent individuals, government agencies, and emerging and experienced businesses in matters ranging from litigation and dispute resolution to project finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Clients have turned to CWM for over 90 years to help them achieve the best results possible. We have built strong and lasting relationships with our clients by providing individualized service and relentless determination, while still maintaining a tradition of high moral values, mutual respect and professionalism.

We understand the changes affecting our clients’ businesses and industries.  Our experience and insight enable us to identify and mitigate risks and develop cost-effective solutions.

Our attorneys are skilled and accessible, and assist clients in matters involving:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
  • Business Disputes
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Local Counsel Representation
  • Project Finance
  • Public Sector Law
  • Railroad and Transit Law
  • Subrogation

Management

Shirley Beacham
Firm Administrator
W. Ryan Snow
Managing Partner

About Our Clients

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C. represents businesses, insurers, financial institutions, individuals and government agencies in a variety of business, litigation and transactional matters.

Contacts

Steven M. Stancliff
Admiralty & Maritime Law, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
James L. Chapman, IV
Autonomous and Unmanned Systems, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
W. Ryan Snow
Business Disputes, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
Steven L. Brinker
Business Law, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
Donald C. Schultz
Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditors' Right, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
Howard W. Martin, Jr.
Commercial Real Estate Law, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
W. Ryan Snow
Construction Law, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
Darius K. Davenport
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Practice Group Contact
(757) 623-3000
Elaine Inman Hogan
Employment Law, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
W. Ryan Snow
Government Contracting, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
W. Ryan Snow
Intellectual Property - Litigation
(757) 623-3000
James L. Chapman, IV
Litigation, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
W. Ryan Snow
Local Counsel Representation
(757) 623-3000
Delphine G. Carnes
Project Finance, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
Delphine G. Carnes
Public Sector Law, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
James L. Chapman, IV
Railroad & Transit Law, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000
James L. Chapman, IV
Subrogation, Practice Group Chair
(757) 623-3000

Firm Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Government Contracts
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Municipal Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Transportation Law