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 cases in many areas of the law, including product liability, breach of contract, fraud, securities, defamation, insurance, cases arising out of mergers and acquisitions, death penalty litigation and other pro bono cases.

Mr. Crawford has served on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

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