PITTSBURGH–Local attorney, trustee, arbitrator and mediator Rosemary Crawford has officially announced that she is a candidate for Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge.Crawford, of Allison Park, is rated “highly recommended” by the Allegheny County Bar Association based on 25 years as an attorney, which includes a broad range of legal experience and public service. She is a former prosecutor and civil trial attorney with the Pennsylvania Department of Justice who has worked as Director of YWCA Legal Resources and a trial attorney with Pittsburgh’s finest law firms in addition to serving on the Boards of Neighborhood Legal Services and Pennsylvania Legal Services.
In 2013, Crawford ran for judge and received 21,000 votes. She was also the only candidate endorsed by every major newspaper: Post-Gazette, Tribune Review and the New Pittsburgh Courier.
“I am honored to announce my candidacy for judge,” said Crawford. “I believe in a fair and impartial court system where race, age, disability, gender, religion, orientation, and income play no role in our access to justice and freedom.” She continues to earn the admiration and backing from the grass roots and legal community with key members of both signing on early to support her election to judge.
Rosemary received her Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center, and her BA from Rhodes College. She serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, a quasi-judicial role presiding over thousands of bankruptcy meeting of creditors, case administration, and litigation. She has extensive experience in civil litigation, family law, and employment law as well as bankruptcy; and is a member of the Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel, and is a certified Arbitrator for the Western District of PA and the BBB. She is a member of the Mediation Council for the Western District of PA. Rosemary has served on the Boards of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the PA Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Homer S. Brown Association. She is Past Director of Legal Resources at the YWCA. During her tenure she trained pro bono attorneys in the region on the divorce process to help the indigent.
She has practiced with some of Pittsburgh’s finest law firms, and the Department of Justice. She served as an adjunct Professor of Employment Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and taught Criminal Procedure and Business Law at the Community College of Allegheny County.
Rosemary served as a Member of the Federal Rules Advisory Committee for 2000-2001, being instrumental in forming the rules governing our region. In particular, the Committee focused on the Mediation process in the Federal Courts, which impacted present day Mediation procedures.
Rosemary is a certified Mediator through the CVVC Dialogue and Resolution Center and has attended Master Mediation Programming. She is also a certified BBB and FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.
Crawford has lived in Allison Park, PA for 7 years.
Jeanine McCreary – Campaign Chair
Rosa Copeland-Miller – Campaign Treasurer
The Committee to Elect Rosemary Crawford Judge Email:firstname.lastname@example.org • Tel: 412-345-8041 P.O. Box 130, Wexford, PA 15090 www.rosemary-crawfordforjudge.com