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James E. Crawford Jr.

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Location : Linthicum Heights, MD

Biography

After law school, Mr. Crawford immediately went into private practice in 1992 by opening a law office in Baltimore. At the time he was a young general practitioner who handled many different types of cases with a focus on criminal law. Gradually, over the years he established himself as a premier practitioner in the State of Maryland. In order to accomplish his mission of practicing law on an extremely high level, he realized that he must offer the type of services to the community that he would want if he needed legal representation himself. He gradually expanded the firm into the full-service law firm that exists today. Presently JC Law is viewed as a "go-to" firm for many Marylanders and businesses. With over fourteen lawyers and thirty-five support staff, JC Law is well equipped to take on any issue presented.

One of Mr. Crawford's passions has always been politics. He comes from a family that believed service to the community and being involved in political life was a fundamental requirement as a productive member of society. Mr. Crawford's political career ranges from being noted as one of the youngest elected officials in the State's history to handling and running many state, local and judicial campaigns. Since entering private practice Mr. Crawford has handled many notable cases that appeared in the media. The type of clients he represents ranges from ordinary citizens to police officers, professional athletes, lawyers, doctors, politicians, and other persons of notoriety.

Jim is highly regarded by his clients, peers, and the judiciary. It is, without doubt, undisputed that to obtain a successful result you need a zealous and relentless trial lawyer. That's Jim. He has also put his fingerprints on the firm as to how each lawyer represents their clients.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Business Management & Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Appellant Practice

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • MA Legal Studies - 06/1988
  • University J of Baltimore Graduate School
    • M.A. - 1987
  • Frostburg State College
    • B.A. - 1985
  • Mount Siant Joseph High School, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1994

Professional Associations

  • Maryland Bar Association, Member
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Maryland Democratic State Central Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Criminal Litigation Committee
  • Americas DUI DWI Attorneys
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys Group
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Group
  • DUI Defense Lawyers
  • DUI Law Group
  • FCPA Criminal Practice Group
  • Forensic Science Litigation Attorney Network
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Inc.
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
  • Solo Attorney Practitioner's Forum
  • The Innocence Project
  • Trial Lawyer Network for Lawyers and Attorneys
  • White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys Network
  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors Mount Saint Joseph High School, Baltimore

Current Employment Position

  • Founder, 1993
  • Managing Partner

Published Works

  • Thefts, embezzlement and financial Crimes, a Guide, 2012
  • Book- "There is Only an Opportunity for Justice", Published 2017
  • Book- "An American Lawyer", Published December 2021, Fulton Books
  • Book- "The Trilogy Modum”, Set for Publication 2021

Classes and Seminars

  • Mr. Crawford is available and enjoys speaking publicly regarding his work as an attorney and on community issues. He is available through his office.

Honors

  • Maryland Super Lawyers Listing, 2014-2016
  • Top Lawyers in Maryland Award, The Legal Network, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell, 2005-2013
  • AV Preeminent Lexis Nexis Peer Review Highest Rating, 2009-2012
  • Lead Counsel rating, LawInfo.Com, 2011-2012
  • Author of "Identity Fraud", West Publishing, 2012
  • Best of Baltimore Award, Baltimore City Paper, 2011
  • Past Elected Official State Central Committee, 1982

Pro-Bono

  • Jim believes it is a fundamental requirement to focus on Pro Bono work. The Firm has a long-established policy for Pro Bono work.

Community Organizations

  • Board Member of Mount Saint Joseph High School
  • Various Board of Directors Companies
  • Head coach for softball and baseball since 1998 for several organizations.
  • Coach for various high School baseball teams
  • Certified coach