The Law Office of Michael J. Crawford, PLLC
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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.

  • 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

  • I will never be able to thank him enough & will ALWAYS recommend him to anyone in need!
    “I actually came to Mr. Crawford when my initial attorney failed to do anything for my case. Not only did he get the results that are best for my son & I, but he also worked with a sense of urgency, making sure I knew my case was important to him. I was always informed, educated & respected. Going thru a divorce is TOUGH but Mr. Crawford made it possible. I will never be able to thank him enough & will ALWAYS recommend him to anyone in need!”
  • He truly cares about his clients!
    “I needed answers. I have been in a battle for years and never got a final order and didn't know where my case stood. Mr. Crawford had those answers for me and was fast getting back with me... Mr. Crawford doesn't wait around the works right away and he truly cares about his clients!”
  • 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.”
  • 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!

  • An awesome and caring man.
    “He was the best lawyer for my son.  An awesome and caring man.  He treated him with respect. Not one time asked for anything. My son was in a bad situation and he was looking at a long time in prison. Michael J Crawford got him probation.  My son now is in rehab.  Thank you, Michael Jackson Crawford.”

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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.


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.


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    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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