Thomas R. Crawford

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Biography

THOMAS R. CRAWFORD, Sr. practices primarily in the area of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate and Trust Administration, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, Asset Protection, Gift and Estate Taxation, Charitable Giving and Taxation. Tom is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

Tom is a native of Franklin, North Carolina and is a 1965 graduate of Franklin High School, a 1969 graduate of Davidson College (B.A. Economics) and a 1972 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law (J.D. with Honors). In law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served on the Board of Editors of the North Carolina Law Review.

Prior to starting his own firm in Western North Carolina, Tom was a research assistant to Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt of the North Carolina Supreme Court and subsequently served as an Infantry officer in the United States Army. Prior to moving back to the mountains near his hometown of Franklin, Tom practiced law for over 25 years with an large Eastern North Carolina law firm.

Tom served on the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization (2001-2007) and also served as Chairperson of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialty Committee of the North Carolina State Bar (1998-1999) and past Chairperson of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (1998-1999). He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the North Carolina Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Estate Planning Professionals Network , the Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Tax Professionals. Tom is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars on topics in his practice area.

Tom has been recognized by his peers as one of the members of the "Legal Elite" in the Taxes and Estate Planning Area by Business North Carolina publication and as a Super Lawyer in the Estate Planning and Trusts area by North Carolina Super Lawyers publication.



American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Member:

North Carolina (Chair, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, 1998-1999) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar (Chair, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization, 1998-1999).

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Wills
  • Trust Law
  • Asset Protection
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Charitable Giving
  • Taxation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
828-354-0201  Phone
828.586.1013  Phone
828.631.5064  Fax
www.thomascrawfordlaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 300, Sylva, NC 28779-0300
University Attended:
Davidson College, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1972
Admission:
1975, U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina; 1981, U.S. Tax Court; 1972, North Carolina
Military:
Captain, U.S. Army Reserves
ISLN:
908125928
Payment Information:

    Peer Reviews

    • 4.9/5.0 (2 reviews)
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    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

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    • Communication

      4.6/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      5.0/5.0
    • 4.6/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/27/14 in Trust Law

      An excellent trusts and estates lawyer to whom I refer wealthy clients regularly for trust and estate work.

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    • 4.6/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 05/27/14 in Estate Planning

      Tom is an excellent estates and fiduciary lawyer. I regularly refer clients with extensive estates to him for trust and estates work.

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    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
    • 100% (1 recommendation)
    • Communication

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    • Responsiveness

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    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0
    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 11/26/11 in Trusts and Estates.

      Great lawyer! Very caring and up to date on the latest law.

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