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The Law Office of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC, (trading as JC Law), was founded in 1992 by attorney Jim Crawford. Mr. Crawford and the rest of our team of experienced attorneys represent clients in family law, criminal defense, personal injury and other legal matters. We have established an extraordinary record of success in handling these issues.

When I started practicing law I believed it was an absolute privilege to help people in their time of need. I still believe that with all my heart. I require all the lawyers who work in this firm to buy into one basic belief. That belief is, we are here to help you get through your time of need. My pledge is as simple as that. We will do everything in our power to represent you in an ethical, forceful, and proper manner. If you ever need to discuss any issue with me my door is always open and I will listen to your concerns.

From the very beginning, our primary goal has been to safeguard the interests of Maryland’s most vulnerable individuals within a complex legal system, while aiding them in reclaiming their lives. As our clients’ legal requirements have expanded, our law firm has expanded as well, ensuring that we deliver the same caliber of legal expertise and guidance across all facets of Maryland law. Presently, we proudly serve individuals and businesses of diverse backgrounds, addressing a wide range of legal matters that may arise throughout their lifetimes.


We are in a Maryland courtroom just about every day and have handled thousands of cases in district courts, circuit courts, U.S. District Courts, and in many administrative agencies. Our attorneys have also successfully tried cases in just about every state and federal courtroom in Maryland.

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, our law firm represents clients in the Baltimore Metropolitan area, throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.

A Legacy Of Law

Mr. Crawford’s father, James E. Crawford Sr., began practicing law in 1960 in Baltimore City. He handled many of the same types of cases that his son handles today. Throughout his career, he collaborated with lawyer Peter Angelos on numerous significant and noteworthy cases. He actively participated in Maryland’s political landscape until his passing in 2008.

At our law firm, we take great pride in upholding this esteemed legacy. Leveraging Jim Sr.’s achievements, Jim founded this law firm in 1992 and personally trained each of our experienced attorneys to advocate assertively on behalf of our clients. By building upon the groundwork laid by Jim Sr., our law firm possesses an unparalleled wealth of knowledge, creativity, and legal skills that have been honed over two generations of practicing law in Maryland.


JC Law is radically truthful, constantly transparent, and deeply committed to our Mission to serve Marylanders throughout the legal system, however and whenever they need us.


JC Law champions its clients in the Maryland legal system, fighting for their opportunity for justice and pursuit of happiness enshrined in the United States Constitution.

JC Law wins, because our clients need us to. Our mission is to shape the next generation of legal professionals in order to create a more just and accessible legal system in service to our clients. That is why we fight. That is why we do what we do.

Core Values

The Law Office of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC exists to serve our Maryland clients. They are not an inconvenience, but the reason behind everything we do. Our clients deserve expert, passionate representation – and that what they’ll get from every member of our Firm.

Perfecting The Art Of Law

Since day one, we have been dedicated to perfecting the art of handling legal matters and achieving superior results. Jim has personally handled thousands of cases in his career and takes great pride in applying his expertise to deliver the outcomes you need. Our team of attorneys has collectively handled thousands more.

However, practicing law is not just an art; it also involves understanding the human element. Judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police, and defendants all bring their unique perspectives to any legal issue. The key to successfully handling legal matters, whether it’s criminal defense or divorce, lies in not only understanding the law but also identifying the weaknesses of the opposing parties. Where is the weak link? Often, we can discover that link, break the chain, and successfully conclude the case.

At our law office, we leverage the latest technology, investigators, and other resources to gather factual and legal research evidence, giving us an edge over our opponents. We recognize the importance of taking immediate action when necessary.

Our dedication has earned Jim and our team members recognition as premier attorneys, resulting in numerous referrals from colleagues and former clients. This is a point of pride for us.

Our team of lawyers understands that each case presents unique challenges and requires tailored approaches. Therefore, at JC Law, we are committed to providing clients with:

  • An overall professional and positive experience
  • Respect and compassion during often difficult times
  • Experienced attorneys with a deep understanding of the judicial system and every aspect of Maryland law
  • Zealous legal representation to champion your best interests at every turn

JC Law utilizes the Perfect Client Legal & Financial Lifecycle. We have developed and perfected this lifecycle to provide clients with a clear roadmap of what they should expect during their case. Please see each step of the process below:

Getting The Right Lawyer Is Easy

Every case deserves the personal attention of a licensed legal professional. That’s why we offer a free initial consultation to any Marylander who needs it. Call us at (888) JCLAW-10 or send us an email today.