David Lee Crawford

David Crawford practices exclusively in the area of litigation. He has over thirty years of litigation experience, having tried more than 100 jury and bench trials. He has represented railroads for more than 25 years in grade-crossing cases, FELA cases, and general litigation.

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David Crawford practices exclusively in the area of litigation. He has over thirty years of litigation experience, having tried more than 100 jury and bench trials. He has represented railroads for more than 25 years in grade-crossing cases, FELA cases, and general litigation.

Mr. Crawford is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He served for 10 years as an adjunct professor in the civil trial advocacy program at the University of Houston Bates College of Law. His regular practice consists of a broad range of personal injury, personal injury defense and general civil litigation. Other cases of his include claims of breach of contract, business torts and property rights.

Mr. Crawford serves as the managing partner of the Houston office. 

Experience

  • Representation of railroads in claims brought under Federal Employer’s Liability Act.
  • Representation of numerous corporate clients in personal injury litigation.
  • Representation of governmental entities and corporate clients in civil rights litigation.
  • Representation of general business clients in civil litigation.
  • Representation of clients in contested matters and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.
  • Briefed and argued cases on appeal before the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Texas Chapter

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Commercial Litigation