Michael J. Crawford

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Waxahachie, TX

The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford, PLLC
 | 1905 N Hwy 77, Suite 110
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone: 903-875-8500
Fax: 903-875-8512
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Family Law (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Michael J Crawford is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Less than 1% of attorneys in Texas have this certification.  It is the only Board Certification recognized by the State Bar of Texas in Criminal Law.

Michael J. Crawford is the founder of The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford, with offices in Corsicana, Texas (Navarro, Freestone, Hill, and throughout Texas) and Waxahachie, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth, throughout Texas, and the United States).  Crawford provides representation to clients with his varied legal practice including matters involving sexual assault, murder, assault and other violent crimes, drug defense, DUI and DWI defense, and has an Associate Attorney Cedric Johnson who handles family law issues such as divorce and child custody. Locations:

416 North 14th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110 - (903) 875-8500

1905 N. Hwy 77, Ste 110, Waxahachie, TX 75165 - (214) 903-7722

After receiving a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2006, Mr. Crawford went on to attend Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. While in law school, he served internships at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, the Navarro County District Attorney's Office which has helped him to better prepare for defending his own clients' criminal defense matters. After graduation, Mr. Crawford was an associate with a Corsicana law firm prior to opening his own firm in 2010.

Mr. Crawford's accomplishments in the courtroom have not gone unnoticed by his fellow attorneys. He is listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In 2014 through present, the American Institute of DUI/DWI named Mr. Crawford as one of the top 10 best DUI/DWI attorneys in client satisfaction. Crawford is recognized by Super Lawyers by being selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars list for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 based on peer review for his outstanding achievements in the courtroom on behalf of his clients. He is frequently asked to speak on legal matters before high school and college students. In order to stay abreast of current developments in his field, Mr. Crawford is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National College for DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, College of the State Bar of Texas (recognizes attorneys who receive above the minimum standards of continuing education credits annually) and Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Crawford is also Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than 1% of the 110,000 attorneys in Texas are Board Certified in Criminal Law. 

Michael J. Crawford is a trial attorney, and has successfully defended over 150 clients in criminal jury trials in the state of Texas on various criminal allegations and indictments.

Crawford is ranked in the top 1% of litigation attorney's in the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Family Law
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Father's Rights


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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About Michael Crawford

Admitted: 2010, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.michaeljcrawfordlaw.com/about/michael-j-crawford...


  • Graduate of Texas Trial Skills College 2011, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in Huntsville, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Selected a SUPERLAWYER by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers, SuperLawyers by Thomson Reuters as Published in Texas Monthly, 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer for United States, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-Present, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation
  • Client’s Choice Award for AVVO, 2013-Present , AVVO
  • Top Orator in Freshman Class Moot Court, Southern Methodist University School of Law-Dallas, Texas 2006, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • 10.0 SUPERB Rating AVVO, 2014-Present, AVVO
  • Distinguished Alumni for BAAS Degree 2011, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A & M University
  • Texas Rising Star-Super Lawyers 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, SuperLawyers
  • Top Contributor AVVO, 2014-Present, AVVO
  • Top 10 Attorney in Texas, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2014-Present, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Federal Court-Eastern District of Texas-Admitted

    , 2018
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization., 2020
  • United States Federal Court-Northern District of Texas-Admitted

    , 2018
  • United States Federal Court-Western District of Texas-Admitted

    , 2018
  • Attorney Member, American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member, Texas DUI/DWI Lawyers Association, 2014-Present
  • Attorney Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2010-Present
  • Attorney Member, State Bar of Texas, 2010-Present
  • Attorney Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2012-Present
  • Attorney Member, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-Present
  • State Bar of Texas, 2010-Present
  • Attorney Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, 2013-Present
  • Attorney Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 2013-Present
  • Advisory Board Member, Navarro College Paralegal Education Committee, 2012-Present
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • Attorney Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011-Present
  • Attorney Member, Navarro County Bar Association, 2010-Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Annually represent individuals who have been charged with crimes at a discount or pro bono in order that justice may be served.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Spoke to over 100 fellow attorney's about the proper method to practice Opening Statements and Voir Dire in Criminal Jury Trials., Speaker / Instructor, Denton Jolly Roger Continuing Education Seminar sponsored by TCDLA, Opening Statements / Voir Dire, Legal, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

    , 1990
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas 2009

    , 2009
  • Texas A&M University, Business Administration, B.A.A.S, Commerce, Texas, Cum Laude, 2006

Industry Groups

  • College Of The State Bar Of Texas
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers-Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • Navarro County Bar Association
  • State Bar Of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Michael J. Crawford

1905 N Hwy 77
Suite 110
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Phone: 903-875-8500

Fax: 903-875-8512

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Last Updated: 5/3/2021

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