Julie Crawford

Santa Cruz DUI Attorney

Julie Crawford is highly sought-after for her creative approach on criminal cases and for her devotion to, and respect for, her clients.  She is an extremely aggressive advocate on cases including Driving Under the Influence, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Property Crimes, Child Abuse or Neglect and White-Collar Crimes.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Crawford studied philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley.  While attending U.C. Hastings, one of the country's top law schools, Ms. Crawford focused on criminal justice and assisted on a famous death penalty case in which the sentence was ultimately overturned.  She also interned at the Federal Public Defender's Habeas division in Los Angeles, writing appellate briefs for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Crawford formed her own law firm in 2007.  She believes that winning cases is not just about savvy cross-examination.  She takes a holistic, compassionate and creative approach to all of her cases.  She makes sure that her clients have the opportunity to tell their side of the story, to visit the scene with Ms. Crawford when possible, and to spend time sharing their lives with her.  Ms. Crawford believes the attorney-client relationship is extremely crucial to a successful defense because the prosecutor becomes aware of it and juries become acutely aware of it.  It is ultimately the strength of this relationship that wins cases.

Ms. Crawford was the 2013 winner of the California DUI Lawyer's Association President's award for excellence in DUI defense.  And, she won the AVVO Client's Choice Award further demonstrating her commitment to her clients. She is one of those rare attorneys who gives each client her full attention and respect.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Genuinely Caring

    I was falsely accused in Monterey of DUI and found Julie Crawford by searching the Internet. After reading about her, I thought she was the best chance I had to get this injustice reversed. It turns out that the reviews didn't lie, and I am happy to offer a glowing one of my own. Julie worked to ...
  • Worked Diligently

    I was facing serious felonies after a night on the town while vacationing in California. Julie worked diligently with all involved parties, including military authorities, to bring closure to an embarrassing issue. She was always positive in her outlook and took additional time to consider how on...
  • Trustworthy

    Ms. Crawford is the most trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney I have ever known. I had two serious felony charges that would have ruined my career. She had both dismissed. She then won a motion for factual innocence removing the arrest from my record. She always took time to make sure I underst...
  • They Made My Life Easier

    I can not recommend Julie and Phillip enough... Great people, excellent at what they do! They made my life a lot easier. Very easy to talk to and extremely affordable.... definitely went above and beyond.

Top-Rated, Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorneys


The Crawford Law Firm has been committed to its clients for over fourteen years. Our focus is DUI and criminal cases in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties.

Free consultations are by appointment and we here to ease your mind and fight for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.