TREY CRAWFORD

Partner

  • Aviation and aerospace

  • Breach of contract, UCC, breach of warranties

  • Breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and tortious interference

  • Trust, estate and fiduciary 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 and out working his opponents.

"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 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 throughout the country involving a variety of industries and disputes, such as:

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Representative Experience

Awards listed are net of attorneys' fees and expenses.

  • Obtained eight-figure settlement in connection with breach of fiduciary claims involving substantial mineral interests

  • Obtained seven-figure arbitration award in connection with a commercial real estate dispute involving easement rights

  • Obtained a substantial 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)

  • Obtained a substantial judgment in sexual assault/Dram Shop case following bench trial (largest bench trial verdict in Texas - 2015)

  • Successfully represented seven families in connection with nationally publicized wrongful death claims (settlement amounts confidential)

  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of franchisor dismissing Plaintiff's $19 million wrongful death claims

  • Secured a substantial 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 in connection with commercial real estate brokerage dispute

  • Obtained a significant settlement in connection with construction defects to large industrial property 

  • 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

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

More About Trey

Education


Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2007 (cum laude) - Order of Barristers - Two-time "Best Advocate" award winner - Computer and Technology Law Review Texas Christian University, B.B.A., Finance (cum laude) - 4-year letterman on the Baseball team




Admissions


Texas State Bar, 2007 All State Courts Texas U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas




Professional Affiliations


  • 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




Awards & Recognition


  • "Texas Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2019 - 2020
  • “Best Lawyers in Dallas” in the area of Commercial Litigation, D Magazine, 2016-2021
  • "Best Lawyers Under 40," D Magazine, 2018
  • "Texas Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2019
  • "Top 100 Lawyers Under 40," Texas Monthly, 2017 – 2019
  • "Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney," Thomson Reuters
  • Member of the Texas Lawyers $10 Million Club





D Magazine Best Lawyers 2021