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Eric C. Crawford

Criminal defense Attorney at Monroe, GA

4.9   64 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Eric

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Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2014
Client's Choice
2020 2019 2018 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2018
Top Contributor
2018

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Location

Crawford and Boyle, LLC
Crawford and Boyle, LLC - LAWRENCEVILLE (Satellite)
189 W. Pike Street
Suite 107
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046
Crawford and Boyle, LLC - ATHENS (Satellite)
337 S. Milledge Avenue
Suite 220
Athens, GA, 30605
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Helpful & Competent Attorney
I went to see Mr. Boyle & Mr. Crawford about an emergency legal matter which I had questions about after receiving a threatening letter from another attorney. This was on a Monday with no appointment, I just walked into their office. I was able to speak with both Mr. Boyle and Mr. Crawford that very same day, both were extremely professional and caring in their response to my issue. It was determined that Mr. Crawford would represent me, and he got right to work that day. By Monday night Mr. Crawford had drafted up a reply in response to the letter I received, and by the end of the week the matter was closed as to my involvement. During these long four days Mr. Crawford either spoke with me, met with me or emailed/texted me to keep me up to date on the situation. Mr. Crawford went above and beyond to help me out and to give me some relief from the worries that I was having. This was the first time I had ever needed an attorney for personal representation and I could not have made a better choice in Mr. Crawford. I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone needing legal help, he is absolutely great to work with. If you need help don't walk, "run" to the office of Crawford & Boyle they are the "best".
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Posted by Tim | March 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Councel
Eric Crawford was great. My case dragged on forever because of Covid delays. Eric did everything he said he would ( which included monthly updates) He was always reachable, empathetic and reasonable when I needed to be reassured that the case was moving forward, In the courtroom he was well composed and well prepared. I would highly recommend Eric Crawford for courtroom battles.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond!
Above and beyond! I had accidently left my hand-gun in my bag at the airport, needed someone to walk me through. Eric could not have done more to get the right fit to assist me with this process, and super quickly! It is refreshing that peopel still treat others the way they would like to be treated! Thank you!
Posted by James Dryden | March 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My Situation
I called this law firm and told them my situation. Well they had told me there were red flags and it was a total scam and these people were trying to extort money from me. The person who tried to scam me really scared me. And the lawyer told me and Lindsey told me to relax and not to worry that it would be just fine. And also said to block their number and not to ever contact them and leave it alone. Then the lay firm sent me an article on all of the sex scams that try to extort money. I was more calmer now and appreciated them very much. Thank you for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Fresh Start
I was previously on the registry and even though I had a minor offense with no victim, my liberties were taken away and I was not able to move anywhere, get a job, or do anything without being extremely limited. I couldn't even live with my wife and kids because of zoning issues. Eric Crawford presented my case and I was evaluated and not considered a threat to society, my family, or myself and I was able to get off the registry with Eric's help. I can now move into a new home with my family and get a job without jumping through a million hoops and getting rejected. I am so grateful for Mr. Crawford's help and I am finally able to live a better quality of life after 7 years. Thank you, I cannot express enough how grateful I am.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Son
Received 1st speeding ticket and it had to be a Super Speeder. 1st ticket scared to death of possible suspension of license, large fine, and increased insurance rates. College was starting and would have a hard time missing class. Mr. Crawford was very kind making suggestions including doing at least 20 hrs community service, taking defensive driving course prior to court date, and paying a fine. He met with court representing our son once all suggestions were completed prior to court date several times. Case was resolved expeditiously . His professionalism, caring, kindness and knowledge was remarkable. While we pray this will be our last need for a lawyer, I would not hesitate to call him or recommend him to anyone for help. Thank you Mr. Crawford.
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Posted by joseph | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
case
he kept me informed and worked the case to better then i could have asked for
Posted by Barry | May 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He has been through this process many times - it just felt right to have him on my side
Mr. Crawford did everything he had stated he would do. Communication was easy and direct. He laid out the process, explaining every step, and was honest about what he expected would happen. If this wasn't a good fit for me I know he would have been upfront about it. Being on the Registry was perhaps something I deserved because of what I had done - but not for a life time. What a relief is for me, my wife and family, and not to mention my neighbors and friends. The cloak of shame has been removed !
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Posted by Melissa | March 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsible and rersponsive!
Eric is not only extremely knowledgeable, but cares and is available via email for additional questions and concerns. I always got quick, concise and respectful responses regardless of the time or day of the week I emailed. If he was busy, he got back to me as soon as he could. Thanks so much for understandingly replying and for your patience with questions and concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer
Mr Eric Crawford, is a man of his word. He said he would make everything ok in the end.He did all he said he would do to help my sister and I. He listened to our case and told us he would do all he had to do. He was there by our side the whole time and i thank him a million times for what he did for us, i would really recommend him to anyone thats looking for the best lawyer around. Again Mr.Crawford thank you so much.
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Posted by Jalil Neal | January 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From : Jalil Neal , To : The best lawyer in the world
Eric was perfect for this case . His communication was excellent. I didn’t feel left in the dark about my particular case at all. He definitely put real effort and time into this case because it went well so smoothly thank you Eric !
Posted by Nana | December 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Criminal Defence
I consulted Eric Crawford on 12/10/2019 on a case involving my wife. Eric Crawford exudes exemplary experience and expertise in criminal defense. Not only was he able to apply his knowledge in giving me the next steps I had to take but he also demonstrated a healthy and ongoing working relationship with Judges in the area--an asset I believe you can't put a price on. I'd recommend Eric to anybody in need of a criminal defense Attorney in the Athens(GA) area.
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Posted by Hudson | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Once again, Crawford and Boyle did not disappoint. I contacted Mr. Crawford regarding a speeding ticket I received by the Georgia State Patrol within the city limits if Monroe. I was worried about the speed and the of fact it going on my history which would have made my insurance rates increase. Mr. Crawford met me in court and was able to meet with the solicitor and worked out a deal keeping the ticket off my record. I was in and out of court quickly. Crawford and Boyle are very professional and I would recommend them for any traffic offense, big or small.
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Posted by Martha | July 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm still in Awe of Attorney Crawford's GREAT Work!
I was referred to Attorney Crawford by another attorney and I was not disappointed. He was clear and caring for the situation of my son's case. He visited my son at each request while he was in jail and returned ALL of my calls and emails. He took the time to listen and give advise. Even the office staff was caring and thoughtful during my conversations with them. Our case had a great outcome, but even if it didn't I feel assured Attorney Crawford did his best and will recommend his service to anyone in need.
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Posted by Joseph | July 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the greatest attorneys ever.
Upon facing three charges in 2012 that could've ultimately landed me with life in prison to say the least. Mr Eric Crawford and Mr David Boyle came to visit me while incarcerated to get the details of the case. They got me reasonable bond and I was out. They constantly kept my family informed on what's was going on and got me the best resolution humanely possible I was more than satisfied. I've had this firm for criminal and personal affairs they are clearly the best. Mr Eric Crawford, Mr David Boyle , and Mrs. Katie Armstrong all did everything and more a client could ask for and more.
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Posted by Austin | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric Crawford was confident he could get me the result I needed in my case, and he came through.
I first consulted with Eric after speaking to several other attorneys in my area. I went with him because he seemed the most confident in getting me into the pretrial diversion program for my case, and because his rates were reasonable compared to the other attorneys I had spoken with. Simply put, Eric made the best impression on me of the 4 attorneys I consulted with regarding my case. After I hired him, Eric kept in regular contact with me and went to great lengths to make sure that I understand what was going on in my case and that everything was moving forward. Every time I had a question or concern, I would email him, and I received prompt and helpful responses every time. My case was such that the other attorneys I had spoken to were not particularly confident of getting a pretrial diversion outcome. Even Eric admitted that it had been an uphill battle for him to secure that outcome for me. But the fact is that he did achieve that outcome for my case, and for that I am extremely grateful to him. I would absolutely recommend Eric Crawford to anyone seeking criminal defense.
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Posted by George | April 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We Won
Mr Crawford was straightforward and very professional. He ALWAYS returned emails and answered questions. He never left us “hanging”. We would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tremendous Firm
Eric, along with his entire team, were exceptional. They listened and helped us resolve a difficult situation with our underage daughter who is an sophomore at UGA. They made managing through the process as easy for our daughter as possible and helped keep us informed along the way. The outcome was outstanding. We would recommend this firm to anyone.
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Posted by Michelle | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands Down our FIRST pick every time!
Mr. Crawford knows his job inside and out. He never hesitates and is always straight to the point. We have required his services on multiple occasions for completely different problems and he came through every time with Best Case Scenario. Hopefully we are finished with the law for good but if not we will choose Eric Crawford every time.
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Posted by Cameron | November 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Speeder/Traffic Ticket Litigation
Eric was extremely knowledgeable in this area of law. Eric addressed my legal issue with extreme detail and care, and he was able to a devise a multi-option plan on how we can best address my particular legal situation. Eric addressed all of my concerns and questions which each respective plan, and we jointly identified together the best course of action for me. Eric kept me well-informed throughout the entire process, and it is clear he really cared about my well-being as a client. Moreover, ultimately, Eric was able to negotiate my ticket "down" essentially to point where I simply paid a fine and no record of the ticket is available to the general public or my insurance carriers. No points were added to my license, my record remained clean, and there were no insurance rate hikes associated with the traffic violation I was charged of. This result is particularly impressive because I was still under 21 y/o at the time, facing potential suspension of my license. As a whole, Eric is a seasoned expert in this practice area, and he was able to deliver results that far exceeded my expectations. I could not be more happy about how my case turned out! Eric is the real deal, and he is worth every penny. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is battling legal trouble in the traffic realm.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Crawford and Boyle, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chairman
  • Jackson County Board of Elections and Registration
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Owner / Attorney
  • The Crawford Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Walton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Georgia
  • Juris Doctor (with honors)
  • 2005
  • University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. O.K. (Gwinnett Superior Court)
  • Charges dismissed

Associations

  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Walton County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Walton County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Leadership Walton
  • Graduate
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigator in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigator in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigator in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigators in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigators in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigators in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigators in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigators in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigators in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Litigators in Georgia
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Prosecutorial Clinic Student of the Year
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

  • ISBN 978-1-62050-822-0
  • The Driver's Guide to a Gwinnett County DUI
  • 2012
  • ISBN 978-1-62407-247-5
  • Defending Against a Drug Arrest in Gwinnett and Walton County
  • 2012
  • ISBN 978-1-62407-094-5
  • The Driver's Guide to a Walton County DUI
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Delta Tau Delta (UGA)
  • Downtown, Drinking, Drugs & Driving
  • 2013
  • Sigma Nu (UGA)
  • Enjoying College While Avoiding Arrest
  • 2012
  • Sigma Kappa (UGA)
  • Enjoying College While Avoiding Arrest
  • 2012
  • Phi Mu (UGA)
  • Enjoying College While Avoiding Arrest
  • 2012
  • Omega Psi Phi and Delta Sigma Theta (UGA)
  • Enjoying College While Avoiding Arrest
  • 2012
  • Delta Tau Delta (UGA)
  • Enjoying College While Avoiding Arrest
  • 2012
  • Delta Sigma Phi (UGA)
  • Enjoying College While Avoiding Arrest
  • 2012
  • Alpha Gamma Delta (UGA)
  • Enjoying College While Avoiding Arrest
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (19)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric, is easily one of the most effective criminal defense and DUI lawyers in Walton County (and in Georgia generally). He combines superb knowledge of the law and excellent trial skills. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric and I worked on several cases together when I was an Assistant District Attorney. He was always professional, but fought hard for his clients. His knowledge of the law was exceptional. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Eric is a zealous advocate for his clients and his experience as a former prosecutor gives his clients an inside advantage. He is masterful at pinpointing the weakness in the State's case. I would encourage anyone with a pending criminal case to contact him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Eric is a seasoned trial lawyer who is dedicated to the aggressive defense of his clients. Before he became a defense lawyer, Eric was a well-respected prosecutor. Eric's experience "on the other side" has helped him better understand the State's case so he can effectively attack it in court. Eric has earned a solid reputation as a successful defense lawyer. Clients can depend on Eric for his experience, intelligence and hard work on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an outstanding attorney whom I often consult with questions concerning criminal law issues, appellate issues, and more. As can be seen by his publications, he is extremely knowledgeable on cutting-edge issues concerning Constitutional Rights, which makes him an invaluable asset not only to his clients, but also to his fellow attorneys. He has insight that most attorneys not. I confidently refer my clients to Eric on a regular basis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is an excellent lawyer who works hard for his clients and obtains results. He has achieved many victories in his cases and trials. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric for several years and can attest that he is an attorney of outstanding skill in the courtroom, possesses superior knowledge of the law and will always zealously represent his clients. I highly recommend Eric!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric Crawford has earned his reputation as a top notch defense lawyer. If you need a lawyer in Walton County you need a skilled, local lawyer who knows his way around in the circuit. I recommend Eric to you without reservation. Eric cares about his clients and has the experience and talent to help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Eric since we both began practicing law. We were adversaries when he was a prosecutor and are now colleagues in criminal defense. In either capacity, Eric has excelled. He is quick to asses the strengths and weaknesses of a case and is always current on the developments in the law. This is especially true in the arena of crimes involving the internet. Anyone who hires Eric as an attorney can be confident he or she will be receiving the best available representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eric Crawford is an excellent lawyer and advocate. I have known him for a number of years and he is always very knowledgeable and prepared to fight for his clients. He has unique knowledge in sex crimes and computer/internet cases from when he prosecuted internet crimes for the Walton County District Attorney's Office. He is who I go to for advice on these cases."
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Monroe Criminal defense Lawyer Eric C. Crawford
Eric C. Crawford
Criminal defense Attorney
Monroe, GA
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation
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