A trial lawyer with extensive experience, Joe Crawford represents clients in complex litigation matters. He has successfully represented major law firms and their lawyers in cases involving legal malpractice claims, negligent misrepresentation and fraud claims, motions to disqualify, and allegations of conflicts of interest and violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

In addition to his malpractice experience, Joe has a broad civil litigation practice. He has tried cases in many areas of the law, including product liability, breach of contract, fraud, securities, defamation, insurance, and cases arising out of mergers and acquisitions, as well as death penalty litigation and pro bono cases.

Joe is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and First Amendment Law and in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Commercial Litigation.

Joe served on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, and as Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from St. Joseph’s College.

Prior to joining the firm, Joe was a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP; Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP; and Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP.

Honors & Awards

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Commercial Litigation

The Best Lawyers in America, selected as a Best Lawyer in America in Commercial Litigation

The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year – Bet-the-Company Litigation

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Articles Editor

Teaching & Lecturing

Speaker, “Internet and Social Media Searches of Jurors: Ethical, Trial Advocacy, and Judicial Concerns,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2017

Joe is the Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Committee on Teaching Trial and Appellate Advocacy