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Michael James Crawford

Criminal defense Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Michael J. Crawford, Michael Crawford

  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 10 years
    Missouri - MO 11 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Represent clients facing criminal charges ranging from minor misdemeanor charges to serious felonies in state and municipal courts located in Missouri & Kansas

    13 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Represent clients in the administrative and criminal aspects of facing DUI/DWI charges. The administrative side, mainly consists of fighting pending license suspensions and revocations, whereas the criminal charge aspect involves providing a legal defense against the alleged violation of the law charged by the state or city.

    13 years

  3. Personal injury

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket

    13 years

  5. Car accident

Starting his legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Cole County, Missouri, Attorney Michael J. Crawford has the skills and experience to help his clients obtain favorable outcomes for their situation. As a dependable Kansas City criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Crawford handles cases where his clients’ rights are in jeopardy. Whether you face DUI, sexual assault, or domestic violence charges, you can count on him and his team to fight aggressively for your rights, no matter how desperate your situation may seem. Call for a free consultation about your case. The Law Office of Michael Crawford, LLC also offers personal injury representation, so call today.




Law Office of Michael Crawford LLC
929 Walnut Street
Suite 4109
Kansas City, MO, 64106

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Posted by 40 hwy Auto plaza /Edward K | March 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome and very professional
Michael Crawford has done an awesome job communicating and listening to your case and making you feel comfortable of what's going on I would highly recommend him to anyone very professional humble and nice gentlemen is definitely a blessing to my family.
Posted by David Jones | June 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney good at communication
He helped me with my Dui and house arrest was always avaliable if i had questions
Posted by Mitch | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Michael did a superb job navigating the courts for me and conveying the relevant information. He was able to successfully convince the courts to shorten the term of my house arrest by 25%. I would highly recommend taking advantage of his services as they were beneficial and cost efficient.
Posted by Josh Pihl | April 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
This is the guy you want when you're in court. Period.
Unfortunately, even good people can run into problems with the law, and any possition where you need to prove your innocence is a scary one. Thankfully, people like Michael Crawford exist. He took on multiple cases of mine at once and gave me an insanely good legal defense for every one. Michael truely devotes so much time and attention to every case in front of them. Becuase I had given him multiple complex cases at once, he was honest with me and said he'd feel more comfortable if we brought another attorney into the picture to help with one of my cases. I was all for this idea... until she dropped the ball and couldn't make it to my trial date. I learned this last minute, and when I called Michael, he dropped what he was doing, showed up at my trial in her place, and argued with the judge to reschedule my trail to a date that would work for me... Everything he did went above and beyond what I was paying him for, and he earned himself a client for life... Lets just hope I won't be getting caught up with the law again any time soon.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Crawford was incredibly helpful when handling my case. He is timely and professional. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of legal defense.
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly, helpful. Highly recommended.
Mr. Crawford was always on top of any deadlines that we had for my case and was very willing to explain any questions or concerns throughout the process. Professional and helpful lawyer who I would highly recommend.
Posted by Susan | March 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fabulous Professional Service
I contacted Mr. Crawford for professional advice about a speeding ticket. He explained the process he would follow to contest this citation and we agreed to hire him. He followed through and did precisely what he said he would do in a timely manner. I was very pleased with his professional manner and with the outcome of this legal matter.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-35%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Law Office of Michael Crawford, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Norris & Keplinger, PC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cole County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Carson & Coil, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
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  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Westminster College (Fulton)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Friend
"Michael is an excellent lawyer. In my conversations with him about potential cases, I've learned that he goes below the surface and takes the time to think about all angles and defenses that some lawyers might miss."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Kansas City Criminal defense Lawyer Michael James Crawford
Michael James Crawford
Criminal defense Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 11 years
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