W. Ryan Snow

W. Ryan Snow

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

Recognized since 2013

Norfolk, Virginia

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Construction Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Construction Law
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Ryan handles high-stakes litigation with a focus on business disputes, construction law, and government contracts. He also serves as local counsel in the Eastern District of Virginia in patent and other intellectual property cases. He was managing partner from 2012 until 2020.

Ryan’s experience includes state and federal jury trials, mediations, panel arbitrations, and appeals. His cases involve business conspiracies, technology disputes, indemnity claims, injunctions, franchise disputes, bond claims, and antitrust actions, among others. Ryan successfully argued one of the seminal constructive trust cases in the Virginia Supreme Court and was co-counsel in one of the largest patent cases tried to jury verdict in Norfolk federal court.

Ryan is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected a Virginia Legal Elite in four categories. He is President of the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court and a past Chair of the Construction & Public Contracts section of the Virginia Bar Association.

Contact & Links


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


  • Washington and Lee University , J.D., graduated 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, Virginia State Bar


  • Virginia State Bar - (Construction Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections)
  • Virginia Bar Association - (Past Chair, Construction & Public Contracts Law Section)
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court - President
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association - Member, (Past Chair, CLE Committee)
  • Hampton Roads Utility & Heavy Contractors Association (HRUHCA) - Member
  • Associated of General Contractors of Virginia (AGC) - Member

Court Admissions

  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, 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 - Construction Law

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

  • Construction Law, Norfolk (2022)

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

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Commercial Litigation

Special Focus

  • Commercial Litigation


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2013-2018; Construction Law, 2018
  • Listed in Virginia's Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine, Construction, 2015-2017; Civil Litigation, 2014; Young Lawyer Under 40, 2012, 2013; Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2011
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2013-2018
  • Selected to Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014

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