Shawn A. Voyles

Shawn A. Voyles

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
  • Business Law, Environmental Law, Insurance Claims...
  • North Carolina, Virginia
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My practice includes a broad range of civil litigation matters representing insurers and their insureds in federal and state courts in Virginia and North Carolina, including maritime, transportation, insurance coverage, subrogation, premises liability, environmental, commercial litigation, and wrongful death.

My maritime litigation practice includes cases involving breach of maritime contracts, subrogation, environmental matters, marine insurance coverage disputes, salvage, collisions, limitation of liability, vessel arrest, cargo claims, fire and property damage, and wrongful death and injury cases under the Jones Act.

Virginia Super Lawyers has designated me as a "Rising Star" since 2007. I have also been chosen as one of Hampton Roads' "Top 40 under 40."

I serve as adjunct faculty at Regent University School of Law, where I have taught Admiralty Law for the past five years. I have authored and presented a number of papers and articles on a variety of legal issues. One article, √ĘCargo Litigation: A Primer on Cargo Claims," is linked to on this page and has been cited by federal judges, in admiralty law texts, and in law review articles.

Regent University School of Law
Honors: Magna cum laude
DePauw University
B.A. / History
Honors: Cum laude
Professional Experience
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
- Current
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.
Staff Counsel
American Center for law and Justice
Articles & Publications
Fundamentals of Cargo Claims
Key Eminent Domain Concepts
Update on the Supreme Court and the Fourth, First, Second, and Third Circuits
Cargo Litigation: A Primer on Cargo Claims and Review of Recent Developments
University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal
Choosing Between Tax-Exempt Status and Freedom of Speech: The Dilemma Facing Politically Active Churches
Regent University Law Review
Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
Top 40 under 40
Inside Business Magazine
Rising Star - 2007, 2008 and 2009
Virgina Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Board of Directors
Legal Aid of Southeastern Virginia
- Current
Member; former member of Board of Directors
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
- Current
Maritime Law Association of the United States
- Current
Member; Bench Bar Committee
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Defense
  • Maritime
  • Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Premises Liability
  • Subrogation/Insurance Recovery
  • Toxic Torts
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Contact & Map
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
One Commercial Place
1200 Bank of America Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Telephone: (757) 623-3000 Ext. 330