About Douglas Crawford

 

Crawford was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1976 as a Vietnam era veteran. He completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University) in 1981 and immediately got accepted into University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, graduating in 1984. Crawford got admitted to the Nevada bar in Las Vegas in 1985 and started his own firm in 1989 practicing in criminal defense and family law. He is a founding member of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the 2001 recipient of the Louis Wiener pro bono award for representing victims of domestic violence in family law matters. Crawford co-authored an article on downward departure for gambling addicts in federal sentencing which was published in the ABA Criminal Justice magazine in October of 2015.

In 2007 Crawford was suspended from the practice of law due to ethical violations related to gambling addiction. During the suspension Crawford was appointed to the Subcommittee on Legal Issues of the Nevada Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling. He participated in the drafting of NRS 458A.200 which created diversion for gambling addicts who commit crimes in furtherance of their addiction, and testified for its passage in the Assembly Judiciary Committee of the Nevada State Legislature. On June 18, 2015 Crawford was reinstated to the practice of law by the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada and is now practicing in the areas of family law, criminal defense and personal injury.