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Aggressive, Results-Oriented Criminal Defense

Attorney Michael J. Crawford brings extensive courtroom experience in cases involving complex charges and challenging criminal law matters, including strong defense against murder charges, aggravated assault, assault, manslaughter and other violent offenses. His motto is "my clients come first," and his focus is on protecting their rights and best interests, no matter the the complexity of the case.

Attorney Michael J. Crawford was named among Rising Stars℠ for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. He was published in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers® magazines in 2021 and 2022. as a leader in the field of Criminal Law.

Contact the professionals at The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford, PLLC today to schedule an appointment with a Navarro & Ellis County criminal defense attorney.

  • All Initial Consultations Are FREE of Charge
  • Se Habla Español
  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 20% Discount to Veterans and Current Military or Civil Service
  • Extensive Courtroom Experience and Longstanding Reputation with Local Judges
  • Over 200 Criminal Cases Taken to Jury Trials

  • He got me a not guilty and now I'm working as a Registered Nurse.
    “I graduated from the RN Nursing Program in May 2012. 3 days later I received a DWI with a .122 and .120 breath test in Navarro County. I hired Michael and he kept me calm and confident. I was unable to begin practicing nursing with my DWI. Michael led us to trial, picked a jury along with two of his paralegals taking notes and advising. We began the trial. The state had an expert in Ron Oliver and Michael completely discredited Oliver on cross-examination. He got me a not guilty and now I'm working as a Registered Nurse.”
  • I felt very comfortable & could tell I was in great hands.
    “Great Attorney, I felt very comfortable & could tell I was in great hands he's very understanding & easy to talk to about your case. thanks so much for everything you did for me. I would definitely want you as my attorney again.. thank you M.Crawford & all your staff.”
  • Thank you again, Michael Crawford, you are a Godsend and God bless you!

    I want to say thank you to the Biggest Heart in Texas, Michael Crawford. Several years ago a relative was falsely accused of a terrible thing. When asked questions they would just look at the floor too scared to answer. The lawyer we had prior to Michael told us that when my relative would be on the stand the prosecuting attorney would chew them up and spit them out and we should accept a plea. We did and my relative got 3 years probation. The lawyer also told me that the money I paid would cover the fee to have the records sealed when it was time, but he, unfortunately, passed away soon after the trial. Then the person that accused my relative came to me and revealed her statement was made in anger, not from the truth. Way too late! I called several lawyers and I couldn't possibly come up with their retainers. I called Mr. Crawford. He stated he usually takes a hefty fee to work on a case, but when I told him of the situation he got very quiet. His silence was followed by a simple question: Would you be okay if I did this case, Pro Bono? For some of you that seem to think all lawyers are out for money, I am here to state Michael Crawford is out for the people. Thank you again, Michael Crawford, you are a Godsend and God bless you!

  • Not only does he care about his client, but he will also care for your family and keep them aware.

    If you want a lawyer that will pour his extensive knowledge of the law and the people of Navarro County into your case, this is the lawyer for you.

    He stood up to the small town Justice System, that continually beat him down, but not once gave up fighting to ensure that the law was followed. Not only does he care about his client, but he will also care for your family and keep them aware.

    He takes the time to present his information from knowledge and memory, very intelligent.

    His staff is outstanding as well. They compassionate and caring and extremely knowledgeable as well. He will not give up.

    If I ever need another attorney in Navarro County, he is the man that I will call. If anyone ever asks me who do I recommend, he will be the one.

  • He knows the people, he knows the law and will not let you down.
    “Michael Crawford and his associates went above and beyond to help us with a very complex case resulting in a much more favorable divorce settlement than we ever thought would happen. He took a personal interest, showed compassion and understanding and his patience was that of Job. He is passionate about his work as well as fair, tough and blunt. He is aggressive and one time said, "I love to fight" -- exactly what I am looking for in a lawyer. I would recommend his office to anyone looking for a tough, smart lawyer. He knows the people, he knows the law and will not let you down.”

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Navarro & Ellis County Criminal Defense Attorney

Texas Attorney Michael J. Crawford has established a reputation as a no-nonsense, determined fighter for his clients' rights in the face of even the most intimidating criminal charges. He has taken over 200 criminal cases to jury trials. Mr. Crawford is a fierce litigator of his clients’ rights. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2021 and 2022 and has been a Texas Rising Star from 2016 - 2020. With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, and as a member of the Criminal Defense Executive Committee for the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Attorney Michael Crawford has the in-depth knowledge and insights to help you understand your charges and face your proceedings with confidence.


Call 903-875-8500 or 214-428-6844 today to schedule your consultation with .


At The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford, we want you to live your life and leave the worry to us. With nearly a decade of award-winning legal service, Attorney Michael J. Crawford knows how to provide effective defense strategies to protect your rights. Whether you face charges involving DUI or sexual assault, you can count on our lawyer serving Navarro, Ellis and Dallas counties to provide the representation you need.

DWI/DUI defense is an area of criminal law which requires an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. With more than 45 DWI cases taken to jury trials, Mr. Crawford can work to clear your name of the charges. Our firm can provide the vigorous advocacy you need to protect your driver's license in ALR hearings and combat other penalties. In every case, you can rely on Mr. Crawford to skillfully and passionately pursue the most favorable outcome possible in your particular situation. Don’t wait to get started.

Experience You Can Trust

Attorney Michael J. Crawford was named among Rising Stars℠ for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. He was published in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers® magazines in 2021 and 2022. as a leader in the field of Criminal Law.


Call 903-875-8500 or 214-428-6844 today to schedule your consultation.


  • State of Texas v. R.B. Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. K.W. Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. C.L. Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. J.S. Dismissed
  • State of Texas vs. J. C. Probation given by Judge

    Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

    Attorney Michael J. Crawford brings extensive courtroom experience in cases involving complex charges and challenging criminal law matters, including strong defense against murder charges, aggravated assault, assault, manslaughter and other violent offenses. His motto is "my clients come first," and his focus is on protecting their rights and best interests, no matter the the complexity of the case.

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