Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Maxwell Shafer has joined the firm’s Wilmington office as an associate attorney. He focuses his practice in the civil litigation practice group handling admiralty and construction law matters.

Prior to joining Cranfill Sumner, he represented clients in motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, and construction matters. During law school, he was a member of the agricultural law society, a group mentor for first-year law students, and an associate justice on the William & Mary Honor Council. He also conducted research on law, neuroscience, and morality for Professor Peter Alces. He also interned for the North Carolina Supreme Court, where he handled petitions for discretionary review and edited published opinions.

He received his law degree from William & Mary Law School and his undergraduate degree from Pensacola Christian College.