James E. Crawford

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James Crawford Lawyer
Name:James E. Crawford
Status:In Good Standing
Practice In:Adoption, Child Support, Criminal, DUI-DWI, Divorce, Family Law, Insurance, Personal Injury, Traffic, Transportation & Shipping, Workers' Compensation
Law Office:The Law Offices Of James E Crawford Jr & Associates LLC
Law School:University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
Location:1435 Sulphur Spring Road
Halethorpe, MD 21227

Fax: 443-919-4207
www.crawforddomesticmd.com
 
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Introduction:

One of the least things I enjoy doing is writing about myself. That's probably true about most of us. However, I thought it was important to convey a little about the lawyer and person you want to represent you.

I have been practicing law since 1992. I completed my undergraduate college degree in 1985 at Frostburg State College, Master of Arts at University of Baltimore in 1987 and Juris Doctor Degree in 1992 at University of Baltimore School of Law.

I am a member of the Maryland Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, various other Bar Associations, various committees for Judicial Elections and other Legal Associations. I was elected a member of the Maryland Democratic State Central Committee and have been interested in politics for many years. I've handled many high profile Maryland Political races and have worked with many high profile political figures.

As an attorney I have handled literally thousands of cases throughout the years. Many of them high profile as well as the standard run of the mill type cases. I practice in all Maryland Counties, all District Courts, Circuit Courts and Federal Courts. Quite frankly there isn't a Courtroom in the State of Maryland that I haven't been in.

When I decided to build this web site I was asked to write and describe a little about myself. I had to stop and think about the qualities that I possess and why I have been so successful practicing law all these years. In other words what makes me the type of lawyer and person that you would want to represent you. Why do clients continue to come back and why is the majority of my practice referrals from other clients that are very satisfied with the out come of their cases. Without being too forthright, probably the most desirous quality that I have is the fact that I really care about the outcome of my clients' case and their well being. I believe that it is really important for a lawyer to strive and to do their best for a client in every way possible. Frankly, I think my profession has lost its way in that regard somewhat. There are still a lot of good lawyers out there, but I think a lot of people don't look at lawyers the way they used to. I also believe it is very important for a lawyer to represent a client with all their ability and skill. It is my duty to stand between you and the police and to convince a judge or a jury that a particular out come is best for you. I still believe practicing law is a noble cause and justifies using all my energy and skills to represent a client.

I am a trial lawyer, plain and simple. I am in Court just about every day of my working life. I've tried thousands of cases and I am very familiar with the Courthouse and Courthouse personnel. That is why I have been so successful because I have been there many times.

Ok, a little about myself. I grew up in Baltimore, attended Mount St. Joseph High School. I am married and have four (4) great children. I have always been involved in the community by coaching sports for kids and being involved with other charities. I have also always played and loved sports, especially basketball and baseball. My favorite music is by "The Who". I think I've always identified with their music because of the "underdog" theme that seems to run throughout their songs. It's fitting for me because that's how I feel about my clients. Most people come to me when they are at one of the lowest points in their life, either they have been charged with a crime, or they have some other crisis in their life. They feel like the whole world is against them. My job as a trial lawyer is to stand next to you in your time of need and get the job done. That is part of my basic personality and nature.

I've learned that the practice of law really has no end. In other words a good lawyer will admit that there are always new things to learn, not just about his clients and the law, but also about trying to find ways to resolve complex situations. My experience and knowledge is a result of many years of tilling the fields of law. If you need help call my office and let's discuss it.

Criminal Law

 * Sex Crimes & Registration
 * Computer Crimes
 * White Collar Crimes
 * Theft and Robbery
 * DWI/DUI and Traffic Violations
 * Drug Charges
 * Weapons and Violent Crimes
 * Family and Domestic Cases
 * Juvenile Cases
 * Maryland Criminal Procedure
 * Federal Court Charge
 * Federal Child Pornography & Sex Crimes
 * Federal Sentencing Guidelines
 * 24-Hour Bail
 * Representing Clients Before Charges Are Filed
 * Violation of Probation & Parole
 * Third- & Fourth-Degree Sex Offenses
 * Rape
 * Inappropriate Touching
 * Indecent Exposure
 * Prostitution & Solicitation
 * Sex Offender Registration Program
 * Child Pornography
 * Possession & Distribution of Child Pornography
 * Fraud Crimes
 * Embezzlement
 * Larceny
 * Shoplifting
 * Burglary
 * Robbery
 * DWI/DUI Defense
 * Traffic Violations
 * Driving on a Suspended or Revoked Driver's License
 * Maryland MVA Hearings
 * Drug Possession
 * Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 * Drug Distribution
 * Drug Kingpin Charges
 * Assault & Battery
 * Weapons Charges
 * Carjacking
 * Arson
 * Homicide & Manslaughter
 * Domestic Violence
 * Ex Parte Protective Orders
 * Child Abuse
 * Underage drinking & drug use

Domestic law

 * Divorce
 * Family law
 * Ex parte/protective orders
 * Separation agreements
 * Prenuptial agreements
 * Alimony
 * Property division
 * Division of debt
 * Child support
 * Child custody
 * Modification of child custody
 * Children and youth services
 * Paternity
 * Common law marriages
 * Contested divorce
 * Domestic violence and protective orders
 * Child abuse
 * Durable power of attorney
 * Education issues
 * Mental health issues
 * Nursing home issues
 * Protection from abuse
 * Guardianships
 * Living trusts
 * Wills
 * Battery
 * Juvenile issues

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

 * Auto Accidents
 * Slip & Fall
 * Truck Accidents
 * Dog Bites
 * Job Injuries
Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
University of Baltimore School of LawJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
University of BaltimoreM.A.N/A  
Admissions:
State / CourtDate
U.S. District Court District of Maryland1994
Maryland1992
Service Type:Private