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Elspeth Gray Crawford

Guardianship Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Elspeth Crawford, Elspeth Long

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
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About Elspeth

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What matters to me is how I can help, and I start helping by focusing on my client's vision of success. 

I love working directly with people on issues most important to them - whether those are their family, loved ones, hard-earned assets and property, their business, or otherwise. Serving my clients allows me to make a difference in their lives, and that is the ultimate reward of my work in this profession. On any given day I get to assist in guiding clients through some of life's most troubling times and through some of life's most exciting new chapters. My goal in doing so is to facilitate the best possible resolution, while minimizing the tension and stress the legal process can sometimes bring with it. 

While no attorney can guarantee any specific resolution, I can assure my clients of the following: I will always listen with compassion, as I recognize how legal issues may interupt and even alter the lives of those involved; I will consistently and faithfully advocate for my client's position, and do all that I can to facilitate a resolution without undue emotional stress or unnecessary tactics; and, I will provide professional, competent and comprehensive services to each client, from beginning to end. 

I have called North Carolina home all my life.  Raised in Asheboro, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied journalism and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. My passion to help others in tough circumstances drove me straight from college to law school, and I earned my law degree from Charlotte School of Law. I practice predominantly in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas. 

I focus my practice on guardianships, estate planning, estate administration, litigation, business formation, contract drafting and family law. Primarily on the litigation side, I handle cases involving incompetency, guardian of the person, guardian of the estate, separation, divorce, equitable distribution, alimony and post-separation support, child custody, child support, misdemeanors, traffic-related matters, and some civil litigation. I am committed to achieving my clients' goals outside of the courtroom as well. I handle various non-litigation matters, including tailoring and drafting estate plans (wills, trusts, power of attorney), probate matters, uncontested divorces, drafting separation agreements, business formations, and various contract review and drafting. 

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Location

Baucom Claytor Benton Morgan & Wood, P.A.
200 Providence Road
#106
Charlotte, NC, 28207

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Reviews

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Posted by Robert T. | August 15, 2017
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Speeding ticket
Best Lawyer ever, explained to me every detail of the case and got a very favorable résultats Thank you so much.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
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DUI case dismissed very happy
I hired Elspeth Crawford in March of 2015 for a hit and run and a DUI. I consulted with Elspeth the following Monday of my arrest. I hired her for a fair price. She and her partner immediately got my drivers license back from the court house. She told me exactly how she wanted to handle the case, including which witnesses to bring in. On the 4th court continuance, all of my charges were dropped.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2016
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Lien
My wife and I were named in a lawsuit due to a breach of contract. Our roofing contractor didn't pay his roofing materials supplier, so we were being sued by the supplier also. I hired Elspeth to handle this legal matter. She was very courteous and professional and assured me that this lien on our house and lawsuit would be taken care of. I gave her copies of the insurance checks cashed by the contractor and also checks cashed by him for our portion of the contract such as insurance deductible. With in a few weeks, Elspeth had this matter cleared up and the opposing attorney removed the lien from our house. I would definitely use Elspeth Crawford again if needed!
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Posted by Rachel | December 21, 2015
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Proactive, personal, and prepared
Ms. Crawford represented me on separation matters, including child custody and child support. I was not only tremendously comforted by her from the beginning, but also blown away at how effective she was at achieving the outcome I desired. I was so grateful to have her on my side, and would recommend her to others needing guidance through the dissolution of a marriage.
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Posted by Dena | December 18, 2015
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Elspeth Crawford
She not only knows her job, but she also cares about her clients and their needs. She was a huge asset in my child custody case and I'm sure will be just as formidable for the divorce hearing as well.
Posted by Glenn | December 2, 2015
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A review of my attorney Mrs. Elspeth Crawford.
I am very pleased with the professionalism and courtesy of Mrs. Crawford. I will definitely recommend and use her services in the future and of those within the Atkins law firm.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2015
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Extremely knowledgeable!
Ms. Crawford helped me with my child custody & support. She was so fantastic to work with. She knew questions to ask, that I hadn't even thought about. Will definitely use her for any other legal advice I need in the future!
Posted by Mike | November 6, 2015
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The best lawyer
Elspeth is one of the best lawyers I have had, and I have had a few. She was able to get me limited driving privileges after I got a DWI. I was able to go to work and provide for my family at home rather than losing my home and my job. I highly recommend her and anybody at Adkins Law.
Posted by Keith | February 22, 2015
child support matter
Elspeth represented me on a child support matter. she took care of the matter in a quick and professional manner. she kept me informed and resolved my issue.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Baucom, Claytor, Benton, Morgan, & Wood, P.A.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • McGuire Woods
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Adkins Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Baucom, Claytor, Benton, Morgan & Wood, P.A.
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Amicus Media LLC
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Charlotte School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Favorable Settlement Reached: Fraud/Unjust Enrichment Multi-party Suit
  • Settled without court appearance
  • Breach of Separation Agreement
  • Settlement reached
  • General Contractor Recovers Against Homeowners
  • Settlement reached
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Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Iredell County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorney - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorney - North Carolina
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Nominee for Charlotte's Top 30 under 30
  • Elevate Lifestyle
  • 2016
  • Charlotte's Finest 2015
  • Creative Loafing and Proactive Resources
  • 2015
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2012
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2011
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Publications

  • The Will and the Way (NCBA)
  • A New Tool Against “Granny Snatching”
  • 2016
  • Lake Norman Citizen
  • You Should Know This About Citations
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Huntersville Connection
  • Legal Effects of Marriage
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (24)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Ms. Crawford's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. She has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Child custody Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elspeth lives the adage "if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life." She is compassionate, caring, and truly shines as a family law attorney. Her approach to family law is comprehensive and personalized. I would highly recommend Elspeth for any family law needs."
Family Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elspeth is a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend her services for anyone dealing with family law issues. She truly cares about her clients and works hard to get them top results."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a knowledgeable attorney for any family law issue, look no further. Ms. Crawford's understanding of the family law process is unparalleled. She approaches every case with an extraordinary level of compassion and will relentlessly fight for a fair and just outcome."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elspeth is an exceptional attorney and advocate. She works diligently for her clients to achieve the best possible result for every case. I highly recommend Elspeth."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elspeth is a truly exceptional young attorney, whose instincts, judgment, and skills exceed those of attorneys with many more years of practice. I would not hesitate to trust my closest friends or family in Elspeth's care."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Crawford is a knowledgeable professional who zealously advocates for her clients. I have seen first hand that she fights for her clients and highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Elspeth. She is an excellent attorney and a true professional!"
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elspeth is great to work with! She is an incredibly smart and sharp attorney and I highly recommend her!"
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse Ms. Crawford. I have personally known Ms. Crawford over five years, and her work ethic, dedication to her clients, and legal acumen are unparalleled. I strongly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Elspeth is a great attorney! Highly recommended!"
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elspeth is a knowledgeable, energetic, and personable attorney. She truly cares about her clients' needs, and is willing to go the extra mile for them. I highly recommend her services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am also a DUI/DWI attorney and endorse Elspeth Crawford in the Huntersville, North Carolina area."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Elspeth is a highly competent attorney who gets favorable results for her clients. She is very personable, very easy to work with, and truly cares about the outcome of her cases. I endorse and recommend this attorney."
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Charlotte Guardianship Lawyer Elspeth Gray Crawford
Elspeth Gray Crawford
Guardianship Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 9 years