Maritime Law and Commercial Litigation in Virginia
150 West Main Street,, Suite 1500,, Norfolk, VA 23510-2111
Trusted by Businesses and Entrepreneurs For Nearly 100 Years.
CWM is a multi-service firm dedicated to providing superior and cost-effective legal services to local, national, and international clients. Our nationally-recognized attorneys advise and represent individuals, government agencies, and emerging and experienced businesses in matters ranging from litigation and dispute resolution to project finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Clients have turned to CWM for over 90 years to help them achieve the best results possible. We have built strong and lasting relationships with our clients by providing individualized service and relentless determination, while still maintaining a tradition of high moral values, mutual respect and professionalism.
CWM’s attorneys are skilled and accessible, and assist clients in matters involving:
- Admiralty and Maritime Law
- Business Disputes
- Business Law
- Commercial Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
- Commercial Real Estate Law
- Construction Law
- Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
- Employment Law
- Intellectual Property
- Local Counsel Representation
- Project Finance
- Public Sector Law
- Railroad and Transit Law
Jim advises governing boards and senior leadership regarding risks and resolution strategies in high-profile cases. His service as general counsel to companies, and as a director and officer of several non-profit organizations, helps clients resolve difficult challenges and plan strategically.
From 2013 - 2017, Jim served on the governing board of Virginia Tech, and was chair (Rector) of the board in 2016 - 2017. Virginia Tech is a leading research university with an annual budget of $1.5 billion, serving over 30,000 students. The University’s motto is Ut Prosim, Latin for “That I May Serve,” which is Jim’s passion for both his alma mater and his clients.