Shawn A. Voyles

Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
Contact: (757) 623-3000
Law School: Regent University School of Law - Regent University
Jurisdictions: North Carolina


About Shawn A. Voyles
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.

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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Professional Experience
Partner, Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
Associate, Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C.
Staff Counsel, American Center for law and Justice
Regent University School of Law - Regent UniversityJ.D.
Honors: Magna cum laude
DePauw UniversityB.A.History
Honors: Cum laude
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
Member, Virginia State Bar
Board of Directors, Legal Aid of Southeastern Virginia
Member; former member of Board of Directors, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Proctor, Maritime Law Association of the United States
Member; Bench Bar Committee, Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association


Articles & Publications
  • Fundamentals of Cargo Claims
  • Key Eminent Domain Concepts
  • Update on the Supreme Court and the Fourth, First, Second, and Third Circuits
  • Choosing Between Tax-Exempt Status and Freedom of Speech: The Dilemma Facing Politically Active Churches
    Regent University Law Review



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