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Trey Crawford

Trey Crawford is a trial lawyer with a focus on handling complex, often high-stakes business disputes throughout Texas and the United States.  Trey has years of practical, first-hand trial experience with complex commercial cases on both sides of the docket, earning a reputation for being client-oriented, consummately well-prepared, practical and driven. Trey’s verdicts have been featured in National Law Journal’s “Big Money Wins”, Texas Lawyer’s “10 Million Dollar Club”, the Dallas Morning News, and the Dallas Business Journal.

Trey's clients range from individuals and small businesses to large privately held companies, domestic and foreign.  His experience includes handling and trying lawsuits and arbitrations in federal and state courts involving a variety of industries and disputes, such as:

  • Aviation and aerospace

  • Breach of contract, UCC, breach of warranties

  • Breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and tortious interference

  • Trust, estate and probate litigation

  • Banking and finance

  • Energy, mineral interests, alternative sources

  • Business and securities fraud

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes

  • Theft of trade secrets and intellectual property

  • Real estate and construction disputes

  • Catastrophic personal injury

While each case is unique, his approach is consistent:  assess, prioritize and act.  His methodology is first to identify his client’s goals, prepare a comprehensive trial plan at the front-end of the dispute that strategically analyzes the most efficient and effective way of achieving his client’s goals, and then implement the trial plan using a mastery of the rules of evidence and procedure.

"In short, I work with the client to outline a comprehensive game plan geared towards effectively and efficiently achieving the client’s goals, and then out-prepare the other side in implementing the game plan until the client’s goals are achieved."

Trey foresees an uptick in complex probate and trust disputes as Baby Boomers leave large estates to be managed and distributed in accordance with various fiduciary duties.  In addition, he's closely tracking case law and public attitude toward issues related to the business aviation and aerospace industries.

Trey Crawford


Representative Experience

Awards listed are net of attorneys' fees and expenses.

Trey has tried numerous cases to verdict or arbitration award in a variety of jurisdictions throughout the country, including the following:

  • $49 million jury verdict on behalf of Plaintiffs in a breach of contract dispute involving two luxury business jets (the Nation's ninth largest verdict - 2013) (settled upon remand – amount confidential)

  • $22 million judgment in sexual assault/Dram Shop case following bench trial (largest bench trial verdict in Texas - 2015)

  • Secured over $1 million verdict on behalf of minority owners of healthcare company in contract / breach of fiduciary duty dispute with majority owner

  • Secured a defense verdict on behalf of a Fortune 500 Company in an employment lawsuit

  • Obtained a significant arbitration award on behalf of international aviation client

  • Secured substantial settlement (amount confidential) on behalf of business jet owner in a breach of contract dispute

  • Secured substantial settlement (amount confidential) in partnership dispute for breach of fiduciary duty

  • Secured substantial settlement (amount confidential) on behalf of an oil and gas company in a breach of contract dispute

  • Eight-figure settlement on behalf of real estate developer in construction defect case

  • Seven-figure settlement on behalf of Plaintiffs in an oil and gas fraud lawsuit

  • Seven-figure settlement on behalf of an individual plaintiff against an accounting firm on claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty

  • Obtained a significant settlement on behalf of a small business against a large media company on claims for tortious interference, business disparagement, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty

  • Secured a significant settlement on behalf of securities broker on claims of defamation, fraud and breach of contract

  • Secured summary judgment in defense of a seven-figure fraud claim on behalf of healthcare company

  • Defended several major automotive manufacturers in lawsuits involving alleged product defect claims in both state and federal courts


Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007


Texas State Bar, 2007

All State Courts Texas

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas


  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation

  • Member, State Bar of Texas (Business litigation and Aviation Sections)

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

  • Former Mock Trial Coach – Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law


  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Selected as a “Best Lawyer in Dallas” in the area of Business Litigation by D Magazine, 2016-2017

  • Selected as "Best Lawyer Under 40 in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2017-2018

  • Selected as "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly and Law and Politics magazines, 2010 – 2017

  • Top 100 lawyers under 40 by Texas Monthly, 2017

  • Member of the Texas Lawyers $10 Million Club

  • Presented with "Big Money Wins" by the National Law Journal in 2013

  • Youngest selected speaker for 2017 Dallas Area Young Lawyer's Trial Skills Bootcamp

  • Two-time National Trial Advocacy Competition - National Champion and Best Advocate

  • Order of the Barristers

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