The legal team at James E. Crawford Jr. & Associates is led by the firm’s founder and managing partner, Criminal Defense Attorney James E. Crawford, Jr.
With nearly twenty-one years of trial experience in federal and state courts throughout Maryland and beyond, Mr. Crawford is recognized as one of the most able and tenacious trial lawyers throughout the state and has enjoyed an extraordinary record of success. His primary areas of practice include criminal law, as well as high-profile criminal litigation, both of which put him in the unique position to oversee even the most intimidating of criminal cases.
In 1984, he became the youngest elected official in the state by being elected to the state’s democratic central committee and, two years later, ran for the Maryland House of Delegates.
Mr. Crawford earned a master’s degree at Baltimore University in 1987. He began attending night school at the University of Baltimore School of Law and earned his doctorate degree in 1992, immediately founding his own private practice. Since that time, Mr. Crawford has handled many notable cases that have appeared in the media. The type of cases ranges from ordinary citizens to police officers, professional athletes, lawyers, doctors, politicians and other persons of notoriety.
With over 26 years of experience, Mr. Crawford is recognized as one of the most able, tenacious trial lawyers in Maryland, culminating in an extraordinary record of success. His primary area of practice includes all types of serious criminal law, as well as high profile litigation. He has been recognized as a leader in the legal community by his peers and his clients for many years.
University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore Maryland | Juris Doctorate
University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland | Bachelor of Arts Legal Studies
Frostburg State College | Bachelor of Science
Mount St. Joseph High School | High School Diploma
Honors and Awards
Maryland Super Lawyer Listings 2014-2017
Top Lawyers Maryland Award Legal Network, 2013
AV Preeminent Martindale Hubble Award 2005-2017
AV Preeminent Lexis Nexis Peer Review Highest Rating 2009-2017
Lead Counsel Rating LawInfo.com 2011-2017
Author of “Identity Fraud” West Publishing, 2012
Best of Baltimore Work, Baltimore City Paper, 2011
Past Elected Official State’s Central Committee, 1982
Listed Baltimore Leading Firms, Baltimore Magazine