Philip John Crawford

Philip John Crawford

General Practice, (Family, Civil, Employment, Education Law, Criminal, Property)
  • Education Law, Employment Law, Divorce ...
  • California
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Philip Crawford graduated Magna Cum Laude from Santa Clara University School of law. Philip has practiced in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties for the past 33 years. His practice includes Family law, Juvenile law, Education Law, and Labor law.
Philip is a former Police Officer, Police Sergeant at San Jose Police Department. He is the founding attorney and former chief counsel for the Santa Clara County Correctional Officers Union. He has served as Chief Negotiator for public employee unions in negotiations and has handled hundreds of internal affairs investigations for police and correctional officers.
Philip was the director of Dependency Mediation for Contra Costa and Santa Cruz Superior Courts. He was also Director of Family Court Services and investigations, as well as the Deputy Court Executive Officer for Contra Costa Superior Court.
Philip was appointed to the Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee of the California Judicial Council by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George. Philip conducted numerous Judicial training seminars in domestic violence and juvenile justice.
Philip is an Emeritus Professor at San Jose City College where he has taught for over forty years. Philip is the faculty champion for pathway to law school students and teaches law courses.

Practice Areas
    Education Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Juvenile Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
Law Degree (1984) | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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California State University - San Jose State University
M.S. (1969) | Administration of Justice
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Honors: Graduation with honors
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California State University - San Jose State University
B.A. | Administration of Justice
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 129046
Member
- Current
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Contact & Map
986 W Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Telephone: (408) 313-3212
Fax: (877) 683-1948
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