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James L. Chapman IV


Mr. James L. Chapman, IV, class of 1979, is a senior partner in the law firm of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended law school at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Mr. Chapman’s legal career has been largely in the practice areas of admiralty, business, litigation and transportation law. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Virginia Super Lawyers, and has earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindal-Hubbell. He also teaches at Regent University School of Law as an adjunct professor. Mr. Chapman has been an active alumni supporter of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. He has served as a director and officer of diverse non-profit and professional organizations at the local, regional and national level, including Rotary, Navy League of the United States, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Future of Hampton Roads, and Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership.