Michael Crawford | Kansas City Criminal Lawyer
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Attorney Michael Crawford began his education at Westminser College in Fulton, MO, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Upon graduation from Westminster College, Michael attended law school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. After graduating law school, Michael Crawford began his legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cole County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, located in Jefferson City, MO. As an Assistant Prosecutor, Michael gained immeasurable knowledge and experience not only prosecuting criminal defendants, but conducting trials, in a wide range of charges, including serious felonies. It is this foundation that gives the Law Office of Michael Crawford the expertise and confidence that its clients can count on. It is that foundation of knowledge and experience that Attorney Michael Crawford utilizes in protecting, to the fullest extent, the rights and interests of each and every client no matter the charge they may be facing.
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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I have had numerous clients whose driver’s licenses in Missouri had been revoked, some for over 10 years, these clients felt like they had lost their freedom, due to their inability to drive. Through petitioning the department of revenue, we were able to get countless clients facing such suspensions and/or revocations of their driver’s license reinstated so that they could get back to having the ability and freedom to drive legally.
How did you build a successful practice?
The biggest compliment I can get is when one of my past clients recommends me to a new client, my practice is largely built on just that. I believe that my track record of being constantly available to my clients and responsive whenever they need me has led countless prior clients to recommend my services to new clients looking for legal representation. I pride myself on working hard to earn the trust and confidence of each and every client, and the best reward for that is being recommended by those clients to someone else seeking an attorney.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for a lawyer who is going to communicate with them throughout each and every stage of their case, one who not only has the knowledge to handle their case but the experience to be able to explain to that client what has happened, what is going to happen, and what could happen. A client must be made aware of all their options, and the consequences of choosing one option over the other, a client cannot make a truly informed decision with regards to their case without an attorney who can competently explain said options and consequences.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge can be very important, there are countless benefits to having an attorney with a wealth of local knowledge, but in order to take advantage of that local knowledge it is often critical that your attorney be greatly respected. An attorney that is not well-respected could have all the local knowledge in the world, but would be stuck with the inability to utilize it.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
I mainly handle criminal cases, so when clients call me it is a very stressful and scary time in their lives. I provide information such as explaining the criminal process, it is amazing how just simple knowledge of what to expect at each and every stage of a criminal case, or other case can provide a sense of relief. By walking the client through each of the aspects of a pending case whether it be a misdemeanor, felony, or traffic matter, I establish confidence and trust with the client which is one of the most important aspects of an attorney-client relationship.
What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
The more information a client can bring to an initial consultation the better informed the attorney can be at that point in time. With more information the attorney will be able to more accurately advise the client and predict the path that each case will take. The less information the client provides to an attorney at initial consultations, there is more risk of unknown and unexpected circumstances arising, which will hinder the attorney from being able to represent the client to the best of his ability.
|Attorney||Law Office of Michael Crawford||Kansas City, MO||Present|
|Law Clerk||Carson & Coil, P.C.||Jefferson City, MO||May 2010 – February 2012|
|Assistant Prosecutor||Cole County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney||Cole County, MO||August 2012 – April 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Norris & Keplinger, LLC||Overland Park, KS||April 2014 – September 2015|
|University of Missouri School of Law||J.D.||Law School||2012|
|Westminster College||Bachelor of Arts||Business Administration||2009|
|State / Court||Date|
- Kansas Bar Association | Member | 2014 - Present
American Bar Association | Member | 2013 - Present
Missouri State Bar Association | Member | 2012 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association | Member | 2012 - Present
Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Member | 2015 - Present
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Member | 2015 - Present
Honors & Awards
- Dean's List | University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law | 2010
Attorney Crawford began his legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cole County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, located in Jefferson City, MO. As an Assistant Prosecutor, he gained immeasurable expertise and experience in litigating various criminal cases involving misdemeanor as well as felony charges. As a prosecutor Mr. Crawford obtained proficiency as an attorney practicing in criminal law, no matter what the charge or circumstances turned out to be. Attorney Crawford successfully tried several felony cases to juries, and countless trials by judge. Attorney Crawford has the familiarity and know-how you need when facing criminal charges in KS or MO. It is that familiarity and know-how that our clients have come to count on and trust.
Attorney Crawford has also successfully represented clients facing a DWI/DUI charge. Whether you are being charged as a first time offender or with a felony DUI, Attorney Crawford has handled many DWI/DUI cases, both as a prosecutor, and as a defense attorney. DWI/DUI charges have very serious and long lasting consequences, it is important to have an attorney that is familiar with every aspect of handling a DWI/DUI charge.
When it comes to traffic cases, Attorney Crawford understands that a client’s license is that client’s freedom, and a vital aspect of each client’s life. Attorney Crawford handles all of your Missouri and Kansas traffic charges and circumstances you may be facing. From minor infractions, to speeding tickets, and complex license reinstatement. Attorney Crawford has a proven track record of guiding countless clients through the tedious and complicated process of reinstating their driving privileges, when those clients had previously been unable to obtain a valid driver’s license, some for up to 10 years.
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Former prosecutor with the knowledge and experience you will need when facing criminal, DUI/DWI, traffic charges.
Fee:Retainer, Flat-Fee, Contingency & Hourly.
* Fee structure is dependent on the type of case
929 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Attorney Michael Crawford proudly provides legal representation to clients facing criminal charges in both Missouri and Kansas, primarily focusing his practice in Kansas City and the surrounding areas.