Attorney Profile

Elliott C. Crawford is a criminal defense attorney who provides exceptional representation for individuals charged with criminal offenses.  Mr. Crawford is the President and founder of the Law Office of Elliott C. Crawford, P.C.  A native of Fort Worth, TX, Mr. Crawford attended college at Texas A&M University and law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law.  During law school at OCU, Mr. Crawford interned for the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office in the General Felony and White Collar Divisions.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Crawford opened his own law firm, which is devoted to representing the accused and focuses on federal criminal defense.  Elliott is a proud member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Western District of Oklahoma, an elite group of trial attorneys who represent indigent defendants in federal court.

In 2010, 2011, and 2015, Elliott Crawford was named Oklahoma Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of criminal defense, an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of Oklahoma’s young attorneys.  From 2012-2015, Elliott was named “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers and recognized as one of the top young trial lawyers in the State of Oklahoma.  In 2013, Mr. Crawford was also inducted into the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

What distinguishes Mr. Crawford from other attorneys is his accessibility, commitment, dedication, and compassion for his clients.  When your freedom is at stake, do not place your faith in the hands of an incompetent attorney looking to make a quick dollar.  From the initial consultation to the final disposition of your case, you can expect Mr. Crawford to represent your legal interests with the utmost diligence, excellence, and passion.

 

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Oklahoma (all courts)
  • Texas (all courts)
  • United States Court of Appeals- Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals- Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court- Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court- Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court- Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court- Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court- Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court- Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court- Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

HONORS:

  • 2010 Oklahoma Super Lawyer Rising Star- Criminal Defense
  • 2011 Oklahoma Super Lawyer Rising Star- Criminal Defense
  • 2012 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40- State of Oklahoma
  • 2013 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40- State of Oklahoma
  • 2013 National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys- Oklahoma Top 10
  • 2014 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40- State of Oklahoma
  • 2014 Golden Quill Award: Best Oklahoma Bar Journal Article
  • 2015 Oklahoma Super Lawyer Rising Star- Criminal Defense
  • 2016 Oklahoma Super Lawyer Rising Star- Criminal Defense

EDUCATION:

Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Juris Doctor, 2006

Honors:
  • Dean’s List
  • CALI Award (Highest Grade)- Federal Jurisdiction
  • Moot Court Competitor

 

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
B.A. Political Science, 2001

Honors:
  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • Top 14% of Class
  • Dean’s Honor Roll
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha- Political Science Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholar

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation Fellow
  • William J. Holloway Inn of Court

SEMINARS/PUBLICATIONS:

  • “To Testify or Not to Testify?  That is the Question.  The Pros and Cons of the Defendant Testifying.” (Program Planner & Speaker).  Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education.  May 18, 2012.
  • “Sharpening Your Axe: Preparing for Cross Examination.”  (Speaker).  Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education.  April 4, 2014.
  • Elliott C. Crawford and David T. McKenzie.  “Lights, Camera, Bar Action: Ethical Implications of Extrajudicial Statements and Pre-Trial Publicity in Criminal Proceedings”.  Oklahoma Bar Journal.  Volume 85, No. 32.  December 6, 2014.
  • “The Art of War: Prepare Your Trial Notebook for Battle.”  (Program Planner & Speaker).  Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education.  March 26, 2015.
  • “Barry Albert Memorial Mock Trial: 6th Annual Learning from the Oklahoma Criminal Jury Trial Masters.”  (Program Planner, Speaker, and Member of the Prosecution Team).  Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education.  November 12-13, 2015.