James Crawford

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Linthicum Heights, Maryland

The Law Office of James E Crawford Jr. & Associates, LLC
James Crawford
The Law Office of James E Crawford Jr. & Associates, LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in Maryland since: 1993

Education: University of Baltimore School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
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The Law Office of James E Crawford Jr. & Associates, LLC

999 Corporate Blvd
Suite 100
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 Visit website


Attorney James Crawford is the founder and managing partner of The Law Office of James E. Crawford, Jr. and Associates, LLC, in Linthicum, Maryland. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Crawford provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Baltimore Metro, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Frederick County and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Criminal defense for child pornography cases, sexual abuse cases, DUI and other felonies and misdemeanors

·       Family law and divorce

·       Business management and litigation

·       Personal injury litigation

·       General civil litigation

·       Entertainment and sports law

·       Appeals

A leader in his field, Mr. Crawford has several publications to his credit, and he has appeared on various news programs and other media outlets, where he has offered in-depth legal commentary on a variety of topics. He is also an active member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association and others, and he has served on a number of committees for various legal organizations.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Crawford has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from his peers as being among the top 5% of lawyers in his region. He was also profiled in the Best of Baltimore, and The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and The National Law Journal have named him among Baltimore's Top-Rated Lawyers.

A 1985 graduate of Frostburg State University, Mr. Crawford received his master's degree from the University of Baltimore in 1987. He then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992. The Maryland State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Maryland.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Father's Rights, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Probation, Prosecution, Same Sex Family Law, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, White Collar Crime

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Family Law

First Admitted: 1993, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.jamescrawfordlaw.com/services/criminal-defense

Representative Clients:
  • FCPA Criminal Practice Group
  • National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
  • Trial Lawyer Network for Lawyers and Attorneys
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys Group
  • DUI Law Group
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Innocence Project
  • Americas DUI DWI Attorneys
  • DUI Defense Lawyers
  • Forensic Science Litigation Attorney Network
  • Solo Attorney Practitioner's Forum
  • White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • State of Maryland vs. Ryland
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Group
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Identity Fraud", West publishing, 2012
  • In Jim's first book he sheds a tremendous amount of light on the legal industry in an attempt to help people that find themselves caught up in the process. , There is Only an Opportunity for Justice, Legal Community, General Public, 2018
  • Sex Offense Charge Dropped against a Baltimore Man, James E Crawford Jr. Criminal Blog, 2011
  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell, 2009 - 2013
  • Selected as a top performer and advocate in the State of Maryland, AV Preeminant, AVVO, 2020
  • Lead Counsel rating, Law Info. Com, 2011 - 2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer review, Highest possible rating, 2009 - 2018
  • Past Elected Official State Central Committee, 1982
  • Martindale Hubbell Highest AV Rating for Ethical & Ability, Lexis Nexis, 2018
  • Best of Baltimore Award, Baltimore City Paper
  • AV Rated for Five Years, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Maryland Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Past Member, Maryland Democratic State Central Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1994
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Maryland Association for Justice, Inc.
  • Maryland, 1992
  • Member, Baltimore County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Criminal Litigation Committee
Educational Background:
  • Mount Saint Joseph College, 1980
  • Frostburg State College, B.A., 1985
  • University J of Baltimore Graduate School, M.A., 1987
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Our firm believes that "pro bono" work is not only important, it is a fundemental necessity. We have established a real relationship with the families and individuals we endevor to help. We urge all Maryland practitioners to creat a plan to lend a helping hand to individuals who can't always afford to pay a high premium for legal services. Jim Crawford, 2011
  • Our firm believes that it is extremley important to help the community by providing legal services for thoses who might not be able to afford same. In addition to doing pro bono work we believe that helping our clients reach thier potential by helping them in thier time of need is what practicing law is all about.
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Office location for James Crawford

999 Corporate Blvd
Suite 100
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Phone: (888) JCLAW-10


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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