About Mr. Conway

Mr. Conway

Mr. Conway

Martin Conway is a bankruptcy attorney specializing in chapter 7 and chapter 13 consumer bankruptcies as well as non-consumer chapter 7 filings. He began his bankruptcy attorney career in law school, working as an intern for the United States Trustee’s office in Alexandria, Virginia back in 1992.

Martin enjoys helping individuals and families to solve their financial issues and has successfully navigated thousands of individuals through the bankruptcy process and helped them change the course of their lives.

Martin, a native of Louisiana, attended Louisiana State University graduating with a BS in political science in 1988. He obtained his law degree from the George Washington University in 1992. Immediately after graduation,

Martin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerald B. Lee, Circuit Court Judge, Fairfax Circuit Court, and then went onto Pesner Kawamoto Conway, where he was a partner until 2011. Martin was the lead attorney in a successful mass action against several banks and developers, in which 100 households had been defrauded in a mortgage/land sales ponzi scheme. He started this Firm during the Great Recession to serve bankruptcy clients from our offices located in Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, and Richmond.

Martin lives in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife and two sons and a dog and enjoys sailing in the Chesapeake Bay, especially around the Northern Neck.


  • Louisiana State University (B.A., 1989)
  • George Washington University (J.D., with honors, 1992).


  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee, Judge, 19th Judicial Circuit, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1992-1993
  • Barrister, George Mason American Inn of Court
  • Chair, (2000 – 2002), Legislative Committee of the Fairfax Bar Association, Vice-Chair, (1998 – 2002) of the Legislative Committee of the Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member, Moot Court Board (1991-1992)
  • President’s Award from the Fairfax Bar Association for Outstanding Services, 2001-2002

Reported Cases

  • In re Padula (Bankr. E.D.Va., 2015)
  • In re Criscuolo (Bankr. E.D.Va., 2014)
  • In re Birts (Bankr. E.D.Va., 2012)
  • In re Vincent, 77 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 128, 468 B.R. 802 (Bankr. E.D.Va. 2012)
  • In re Williams, 475 B.R. 489 (Bankr. E.D.Va. 2012)
  • Brin v. A Home Come True, Inc., 74 Va. Cir. 45 (Fairfax Co. 2007)
  • Foster v. Edwards, 72 Va. Cir. 222 (Fairfax Co. 2006)
  • White v. Caudle, 65 Va. Cir. 377 (Fairfax Co. 2004)
  • Lucas v. Thompson, 61 Va. Cir. 44 (Fairfax Co. 2003)
  • Davis v. D.R. Horton, Inc., 63 Va. Cir. 621 (Fairfax Co. 2002)
  • Kieft v. Becker, 58 Va. Cir. 171 (Fairfax Co. 2002)
  • In re Diane L. Tribby, 241 B.R. 380 (E.D. Va. 1999)
  • TransDulles Center, Inc. v. Sharma, 252 Va. 20 (1996)
  • Adams v. Central Fidelity, 38 Va. Cir. 14 (Fairfax Co. 1995)
  • Primoff v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co., 33 Va. Cir. 225 (Fairfax Co. 1994)


  • Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-By-Step Workshop (9/16/2009)
  • Real Estate Litigation in Virginia (10/8/2008)
  • Real Estate Transactions Made Painless and Efficient (9/15/2008)
  • Minimizing Liability in the Real Estate Broker/Client Relationship (8/26/08)
  • Real Estate Litigation in Virginia (10/11/2007)
  • Landlord and Tenant Law in Virginia (10/18/2007)
  • Property Law, 31 Univ. of Richmond Law Review, 1145 (1997). (co-author with Ms. Pesner)
  • “The Virginia Property Owners Association Act lacks Clarity Concerning Incomplete Disclosure Packages,” 23 Fee Simple (May 2003)
  • “A Tardy Seller Cannot Escape the Consequences of Her Late Performance by Relying Upon the Virginia Doctrine of Merger”, 20 Fee Simple 2 (May 2000)
  • “True or False — Does a General Warranty Deed Necessarily Include English Covenants of Title?”, 16 Fee Simple 2 (May 1996). (co-author with Ms. Pesner)

Awards & Accomplishments

Mr. Conway achieved a rating of B-V, the top rating in a peer review system in the printer version of Martindale-Hubbell’s® Legal Directory