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General Defense


150 West Main Street, Suite 1500, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Arbitration
  • Autonomous and Unmanned Systems/Drones
  • Bad Faith
  • Builders Risk
  • Cargo
  • Casualty Defense
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Coverage Issues
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Environmental Liability
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Examinations Under Oath
  • Extra-Contractual Liability
  • Fidelity
  • Fire and Allied Lines
  • Fire and Water Subrogation
  • Inland and Ocean Marine
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Lender Liability Defense
  • Marine Insurance
  • Mediation
  • Negligent Security
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Property and Casualty
  • Public Liability
  • Public Officials Defense
  • Public Sector
  • Railroad Law
  • Real Estate Errors and Omissions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • State and Federal Courts
  • Subrogation
  • Surety
  • Surety Bonds
  • Technology
  • Title Insurance
  • Tort Liability
  • Tort Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trade Secrets
  • Transportation
  • Truck Liability
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination

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About Us

CWM is an insurance defense and coverage law firm, serving the needs of American and London market insurers. Our insurance practice spans many P&C market segments, and we constantly strive to efficiently achieve the most favorable outcome in the shortest possible cycle time for a claim.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Carter Machinery Company
  • Coastal Precast Systems, LLC
  • Norfolk Dredging Company
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Co.
  • PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
  • Weeks Marine, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


James L. Chapman, IV

Norfolk, VA

Years of Experience: 37

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1982
  • North Carolina, 1998
Memberships:
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Housing Authority Defense Attorneys
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Education:
  • Virginia Tech, B.A., 1979
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1982
Military:
Captain, U.S. Army, JAG Corps (1982-1986)

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Darius K. Davenport

Norfolk, VA

Years of Experience: 17

Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 2002
  • Virginia, 2007
Memberships:
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Housing Authority Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Norfolk State University, B.A., 1999
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2002
Military:
Captain, U.S. Army, JAG Corps (2002-2006)

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W. Ryan Snow

Norfolk, VA

Years of Experience: 18

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2001
Memberships:
  • Virginia Bar Association (Past Chair, Construction & Public Contracts Section)
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Education:
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1998
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2001

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Steven M. Stancliff

Norfolk, VA

Years of Experience: 22

Admitted
  • Ohio, 1996
  • Virginia, 2007
  • North Carolina, 2008
Memberships:
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Virginia Maritime Association
Education:
  • United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S., 1984
  • University of Rhode Island, M.M.A., 1992
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Military:
Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.) (1984-2006)

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Service Areas

Virginia Beach, Virginia 19 miles

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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)



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