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Family Law & Divorce Attorneys

Throughout all of Maryland

“We handle the tough stuff”- Jim Crawford

The attorneys at James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates have represented clients in the state of Maryland since 1992. Jim Crawford established this elite firm to provide personalized, professional service to clients going through demanding and trying family law issues. He has personally trained and worked with the attorneys at his firm to help thousands of clients succeed in their cases. We label ourselves a team for a reason; when you join our team, we take our duty as your lawyer and counsel very seriously. Every effort is made to accommodate you and help improve your situation. Aggressiveness, patience, devotion, and ingenuity are the trademarks at the core of everything we do.


Experienced Trial Lawyers. Call Us for Answers 443-709-9999

Our team at James E. Crawford Jr. & Associates practices law and fights for their clients throughout the entire State of Maryland, including Baltimore, Annapolis, Bel Air, and Westminster & Montgomery, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Prince George’s, and Queen Anne’s counties. In our approach to representing clients, we provide both positive results and a comprehensive education of the legal system throughout the process, guaranteeing each client a smoother and less intimidating experience during the case. For a discussion about your issue call 443-709-9999.

We’re with You Every Step of the Way

No matter what is ahead in your individual case–be it dealing with an issue of domestic violence, divorce, or other areas of family law–it can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. That’s why James E. Crawford Jr. & Associates law firm has decades of experience specializing in family law. Mr. Crawford established the firm with hopes of providing personalized services to clients experiencing trying family law issues. Since then, he has worked with the attorneys at his firm to help hundreds of clients throughout the state maintain their reputation and protect their assets.

History of James E Crawford Jr. & Associates, LLC

The firm was founded by James Crawford Jr. in 1992 in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally, it was just Jim practicing law. Because of Jim’s background in civil litigation and representing insurance companies, he began doing civil, criminal, and domestic work. He worked for insurance companies doing serious civil litigation such as wrongful death cases, major truck accidents, etc.

As a young lawyer, he had been groomed by other more experienced and well-known lawyers such as Patrick O’Doherty, Peter Angelos, Thomas Mankin, and, of course, his father, James Crawford Sr.

In 1992, he hired Dawn Basso as a legal secretary and she has been with the firm ever since, now serving as office manager. In 2007, he hired attorney Zack Groves who has since evolved into one of the premier domestic lawyers in the state of Maryland. He is recognized by judges, lawyer, scholars, and clients throughout the entire state.

Over the years, the firm evolved into a premier mid-sized law firm. In 2005, Jim purchased land and built an office off Route 695 in Arbutus, making it the home base for the firm. Since that time, the firm has expanded to include seven lawyers and a total of 14 staff members. We primarily handle criminal matters, domestic and family matters, and civil litigation.


As a top rated Super Lawyer law firm, Jim’s office always gives you 100% percent effort. “We will do our utmost to fill every expectation and hope that our client’s have”.
Jim Crawford

"This man saved my life. He is an amazing lawyer." We have dedicated ourselves to maintaining the reputation and dignity of our clients. This client-first ideology has helped create our reputation as one of Maryland's most successful criminal defense firms. "There is nobody I would trust with my liberty and reputation more than James Crawford Jr."
Curt M

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