J. Andrew Crawford, Esquire
Criminal Defense  -  Criminal Appeals  -  Civil Appeals
Serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota Counties  

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Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida — Juris Doctorate, 2004

Concentration Certificate in International Law

3.5 GPA in Criminal Law Classes-including Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Florida Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, International Criminal Law

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX — B.A., 2001

St. Petersburg College-Crime Scene Investigation, classes included Latent Fingerprint Development, Biological Evidence.


Organizations and Awards

AV-Rated, Martindale Hubble

Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar 2013
Chair Criminal Law Section of the St. Petersburg Bar

The Florida Bar, Member 2004-Present

Member of the Criminal Section of the Florida Bar, Member 2004-Present

Member of the Criminal Law Section, St. Petersburg Bar Association

Member of the Appellate Practice Section, St. Petersburg Bar Association

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys , Member 2004-Present

Chairman of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee-Florida Bar Association



All Florida State Courts

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

Andrew Crawford has years of experience and has handled numerous criminal cases ranging from Murder to Driving Under the Influence, including a recent acquittal of a client charged with murder in 2010. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Crawford spent several years with the Office of Regional Counsel in Manatee County. He was in charge of a Felony Division, all of the Misdemeanor Cases, and all of the Juvenile Cases. He was also an associate attorney at a law firm for years, and assisted on five capital murder cases. 

Mr. Crawford argued before the Florida Supreme Court, the Second District Court of Appeal, and the First District Court of Appeal. He has also successfully argued appellate cases before the Second District Court of Appeal. He argued before the Florida Supreme Court in 2009.

Legal Internship with Roach & Halligan Solicitors, Sydney, Australia, worked with an experienced Criminal Solicitor, Brenton C. Halligan and an experienced Criminal Barrister, Terrence M. Healey, on several cases, including, Regina v. Cheryl Ann Scott, 2003 NSWSC 627 (10 July 2003), a murder case.

Andrew Crawford is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer and is AV-Rated according to Martindale Hubble’s Peer Review Rating system, which is the highest possible rating awarded for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubble, a preeminent attorney ranking organization.

The firm handles any and all criminal matters and investigations in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties including: 

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Child Abuse
  • Aggravated Child Abuse
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Arson, Racketeering
  • White Collar Crime
  • Probation violations 
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Boating Under the Influcence
  • DUI/BUI manslaughter
  • Theft and Exploitation Offenses
  • Appeals from criminal convictions
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions
  • Sexual Violence Injunctions
  • Date Violence Injunctions
  • Repeat Violence Injunctions
  • Various civil matters