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Robert A. Crawford

  • Of Counsel
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level Of Professional Excellence | 2019

Robert A. Crawford joined the firm in 2000.  His primary areas of practice include civil litigation, insurance coverage, construction litigation, products liability and serious personal injury matters.  Mr. Crawford has been named a Top Attorney for Insurance Litigation by City View since 2010.  He was named Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law in Knoxville by Best Lawyers for 2015.

Mr. Crawford graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971 and obtained his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1974.  He served in the USAFR/JAG from 1974 to 1981.  In his 41 year legal career he has tried more than 100 civil jury trials in state and federal courts.  He has been a member of the firm since 2000.  He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Florida.  

Mr. Crawford is a member of the Tennessee, Knoxville and American Bar Associations.  He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, an emeritus member of the American Inns of Court, Hamilton Burnett Chapter and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He was President of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association from 2011 to 2012.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation.  He is an Elder at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church and a member of the Knoxville Downtown Rotary Club.

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1980
  • Florida, 1976
  • North Carolina, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1971

Representative Clients

  • American States Insurance Company
  • Auto Owners Insurance Company
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Levi Strauss and Company


  • First American Bank

Honors And Awards

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Knoxville Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law in Knoxville by Best Lawyers, 2018

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, President, 2011 to 2012
  • American Inns of Court, Emeritus Member
  • Hamilton Burnett Inns of Court, Emeritus Member

Past Employment Positions

  • USAFR/JAG, 1974 to 1981

Civic / Community Involvement

  • Elder at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church
  • Member of the Knoxville Downtown Rotary Club

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta