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
The Florida Bar, Member 2004-Present
Member of the Criminal Section of the Florida Bar, Member 2004-Present
Member of the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar
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-2013-2016
Chairman of Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 6E, 2015-2017
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 and again in 2013.
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 Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating system, which is the highest possible rating awarded for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell, a preeminent attorney ranking organization.
The Law Office of J. Andrew Crawford handles both criminal and civil appeals statewide as well as any and all criminal matters and investigations in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties including:
Aggravated Child Abuse
White Collar Crime
Driving Under the Influence
Boating Under the Influence
Theft and Exploitation Offenses
Appeals from criminal convictions
Domestic Violence Injunctions
Sexual Violence Injunctions
Dating Violence Injunctions (DVI)
Repeat Violence Injunctions
Various civil matters