Donald C. "Don" Schultz

Donald C. "Don" Schultz


Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.

Recognized since 2011

Norfolk, Virginia

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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Don joined the firm in 1993 and is the Managing Partner and Chair of the firm’s Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Practice Group. He practices in the areas of eminent domain, commercial real estate finance, civil litigation, construction law, and business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He has provided advice and counsel to clients in commercial real estate financing, loan workouts, construction matters, collections and foreclosures and has successfully represented housing authorities in numerous eminent domain cases.

Don has served as President of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association and President of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association and has served on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association. In January of 2018, Mr. Schultz was inducted as a Fellow in the Virginia Law Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Virginia State Bar. Each year the Foundation selects a group of top lawyers and retired judges for their integrity, character, and legal excellence to be inducted as Fellows.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 150 West Main Street, Suite 1500
    Norfolk, VA 23510

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Washington & Lee University, J.D., graduated 1989
  • University of Virginia, B.A., graduated 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, Virginia State Bar

Affiliations

  • Virginia Bar Association - Board of Governors; Chairman, Membership Committee
  • Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association - (Offices Held: President, Secretary, Treasurer)
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association - (Offices held: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman, Young Lawyers Ssection, Chairman, Courts of Justice Committee, Chairman, Bench-Bar Conference Committee)
  • Second District Disciplinary Committee - Chairman Section I
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.
Headquarters: Norfolk, Virginia

3 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Norfolk (2022)
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Norfolk (2021)
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Norfolk (2019)
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Norfolk (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Special Focus

  • Litigation

Awards:

  • Virginia Law Foundation (Fellow, 2018)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, and Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2011-2018; Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, 2014-2018
  • Best Lawyers' 2015 Norfolk Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in Virginia's Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine, Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights, 2003, 2009-2017
  • Selected to Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015 and 2018
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, Creditor Debtor Rights, 2006-2018
  • Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service, Tidewater Council Boy Scouts of America, 2013

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