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Professional Activity
Professional Activity

David Crawford

Mr. Crawford devotes substantial time to legal organizations to improve legal services provided to clients. Among the organizations are:

  • American Bar Association (House of Delegates, 2016-17)

  • Missouri Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (President, 2016-; Director 2012-)

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (President, 2008-09; President's Award, 2016; Executive Committee, 2002-12; Board of Governors, 2000-12,16,17; ABA Delegate, 2016-; Chair, Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section, 2000-01)

  • Missouri Bar (Intervention Committee, 2017-; Chair, Lawyers Assistance Committee, 2015-)

  • NKU Chase College of Law, Transactional Law Practice Center (Founding Partner 2011; Board of Advisors 2010-)

  • National Conference of Bar Presidents (Executive Council, 2009-11)

  • Metropolitan Bar Caucus (Executive Committee, 2008-11)
  • St. Louis Bar Foundation (Board of Directors, 2007-12; Golden Anniversary Fellow, 2006; Distinguished Fellow, 2001)


Mr. Crawford remains active in various local and national engineering organizations, including:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Chair, St. Louis Section, 2000-01)

  • Engineers' Club of St. Louis (Director, 1997-99)


Pro Bono & Community Service

Mr. Crawford actively pursues pro bono activities through the courts and established philanthropic organizations. These activities include:

  • Patent and copyright services for artists referred by St. Louis Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts,

  • Copyright registrations and obtaining mechanical licenses for members of the Low Brass Section of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

  • Obtaining orders or protection for domestic abuse victims.

  • Providing Guardian ad Litem services for indigent families.

  • Mediating disputes between indigent tenants and their landlords


Mr. Crawford is passionate about serving the community. He is involved with several organizations that provide community service, including:

  • Harris House (Board of Directors, 2010-15)

  • Talking/Tapes Textbooks on Tape (Board of Directors, 2003-05)

  • Rotary Club of Des Peres (President, 2002-03)


Publications & Speaking
Publications & Speaking

Published Articles

  • BAMSL Year an Unconditional Success, President's Message, Saint Louis Lawyer, April 2009

  • BAMSL Helping in Economic Crises, President's Message, Saint Louis Lawyer, March 2009

  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, President's Message, Saint Louis Lawyer, February 2009

  • An Historical Perspective, The President's Page, St. Louis Bar Journal, Winter 2009

  • Pursuing Fiscal Responsibility, President's Message, Saint Louis Lawyer, November 2008

  • Greening of the Law, The President's Page, St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 2008

  • Rule of Law, President's Message, Saint Louis Lawyer, July 2008

  • Lawyer Addiction and Depression, The President's Page, St. Louis Bar Journal, Summer 2008

  • Pro Bono, President's Message, Saint Louis Lawyer, June 2008

  • Unity and Inclusiveness, President's Message, Saint Louis Lawyer, May 2008

  • Protecting Trademarks and Copyrights on the Internet, St. Louis Bar Journal, Spring 1997


Speaking Engagements

Mr. Crawford frequently speaks to groups of lawyers, engineers, students, and businesspersons regarding various aspects of intellectual property, including at events sponsored by the Missouri Judicial College, National Conference of Bar Presidents, National Conference of Bar Executives, Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, the Engineers Club of St. Louis, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Education & Licenses
Education & Licenses
Education & Licenses


  • The Ohio State University

         Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1983, Tau Beta Pi

  • University of Cincinnati

         Master of Science, Engineering, 1987

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law Evening Division, Northern Kentucky University

         Juris Doctorate, 1993, Law Review


Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Admitted 1994

  • Missouri, Admitted 1994

  • Ohio, Admitted 1993 (inactive 2011-present)


Professional Engineer Licenses

  • Missouri, 1994

  • Ohio, 1988


Issued Patents
Issued Patents

Coming Soon

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