Joseph C. Crawford

Joseph C. Crawford


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4409    Fax: 215.981.4750

Named by Best Lawyers as Philadelphia “Lawyer of the Year” for Bet-the-Company Litigation (2016).

Joseph C. Crawford, a trial lawyer who handles complex commercial cases, is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Crawford 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.

Mr. Crawford has a broad civil litigation practice. He has tried numerous cases to jury verdicts, including breach of contract and other commercial litigation cases, a securities class action case, defamation cases and product liability cases. He also has conducted numerous non-jury trials and commercial arbitration cases in many areas of the law.

Mr. Crawford has served on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, and he is a past chairman of the bar association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Before joining Pepper in 2006, Mr. Crawford was a partner with Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP and served on that firm’s Executive Committee. He was an associate and partner at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis from 1979 to 1991, except for a one-year period during which he served as deputy city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia.


  • B.S., cum laude, St. Joseph's College, 1976
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1979, articles editor, Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Practice Areas