Mark A. Crawford

mcrawford@crawfordlawpractice.com
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Mr. Crawford has over twenty-three (23) years of combined experience in government and private practice. As a prosecutor for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Crawford prosecuted hundreds of criminal misdemeanor and felony cases from intake to verdict. Thereafter, Mr. Crawford served as counsel for several major insurance companies before co-founding Drummond & Crawford, PC. As a member of Drummond & Crawford, PC he handled all areas of civil and criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court as well as administrative proceedings before state and federal entities. Subsequent to Drummond & Crawford, PC. Mr. Crawford founded The Crawford Law Firm, PC, in 2011, which he currently is the Principal for. Mr. Crawford sat on several Boards of Trustees for various local non-profit organizations and was a Continuing Education instructor in Personal Injury for the Paralegal Studies program at York College, New York.

As a private practice attorney, Mr. Crawford has an abundance of experience in Immigration Law to include deportation and removal proceedings inclusive of post-conviction relief applications, waiver applications, naturalization and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Federal Circuit Courts. Additionally, Mr. Crawford specializes in criminal defense ranging from simple misdemeanor charges, including DWI and domestic assault to economic crimes and violent and non-violent felony offenses. Mr. Crawford also represents clients in domestic relations matters pertaining to divorce, including military retirement issues involving service members, custody, visitation, child support and child removal proceedings.

A seasoned litigator in Labor and Employment Law matters pertaining to discrimination and wrongful termination cases, Mr. Crawford has represented management and employees and currently serves as the General Counsel to several non-profit organizations to include churches and charter schools and small businesses in the New York area as well as business and non-profit formation, corporate governance, contractual agreements and commercial litigation.

Mr. Crawford is an expert in Personal Injury matters, including automobile and premise liability, construction site accidents, wrongful death cases, as well as insurance defense including third party litigation, declaratory judgment actions, no-fault litigation, arbitration and underinsured/uninsured motorist subrogation claims.

Mr. Crawford is a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves in which he served in multiple capacities for seventeen years. Mr. Crawford served as an Officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) where he held the position of Trial Counsel for the 4th Legal Support Organization in New York City. Mr. Crawford represented the government in numerous Boards pertaining to the separation of military personnel for misconduct, and provided legal assistance to soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Mr. Crawford is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States of America and was the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations for his dedication to service and superior reputation as an attorney within the local legal and military community. Mr. Crawford has also drafted numerous Appellate Briefs and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Second Circuit New York State Federal Court and New York Appellate Divisions Second and First Department.

Mr. Crawford is also a frequent commentator on Queens Community Television on behalf of the non-profit Organization “Future Grads” and “NEET”.

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1997
  • B.S., St. John’s University, 1991

Admission to Practice

  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Legion