Francis Lanasa

Associate Attorney

Deep Expertise

Strong Advocacy

Reliable Counsel

Francis updatedSummary

Francis Lanasa is an associate attorney at The Law Offices of James E. Crawford & Associates. Francis has accumulated a strong reputation as a seasoned veteran within the legal system as a reliable and fantastic trial attorney.

A Towson University Graduate with B.S. degree and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of law, Francis has obtained extensive and unprecedented experience spanning over three decades. He has had over 200 jury trials in his career with extensive litigation experience.

Francis was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, with generations of his family rooted within the state. Currently, his focus is Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, civil and domestic family law. However, his extensive history of navigating Maryland courtrooms has permitted him to tackle many different areas of law.

With over 30 years of practicing law, he understands the complexity that comes with the job. As a former rugby player and an Honorary member of Cornell's Football Association, Francis is a fighter for his clients, always bringing his best foot forward.





  • University of Baltimore, School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Maryland, B.S. degree




University of Maryland, Dean's List


Honorary member of Cornell's Football Association



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