Ryan P. Crawford

Michael P. Sullivan
April 3, 2017
Melissa L. Zittel
April 3, 2017


(716) 856-4200 Ext. 1217


Practice Area

Mr. Crawford’s practice includes the defense of medical malpractice claims, automobile accidents, product liability claims, general negligence matters and claims against long-term care facilities.

 Additionally, Mr. Crawford regularly counsels and represents healthcare clients on matters involving professional discipline and licensing matters.


Mr. Crawford is a graduate of Ithaca College, where he graduated magna cum laude.  He received his Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he graduated cum laude, and served as the Student Bar Association President.  

After law school, Mr. Crawford entered Active Duty, as a Judge Advocate, in the United States Army and served in that capacity from 2007-2010.  He continues his military service today as an Army Reserve Judge Advocate.  Over the course of his Army career, he has served tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Mr. Crawford is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court, Western District of New York.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Erie County

Mr. Crawford has been consistently recognized by SuperLawyers as a “Rising Star” for his work in Civil Litigation Defense.  Mr. Crawford was recognized in 2018 for his pro bono service through the Bar Association of Erie County Volunteers Lawyer Project with the Immigration Award.  

Martindale-Hubbell Rating

Mr. Crawford is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Community Involvement

Mr. Crawford is active in a number of charitable and civic associations. He is a volunteer mentor with the Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court and a former volunteer firefighter in the Town of Orchard Park. He also serves as the President of the Canisius High School Alumni Board of Governors. Additionally, Mr. Crawford serves on the Public Safety Committee and served previously as the Chairman of the Ethics Board for the Town of Orchard Park. He previously served as a volunteer tutor with Lawyers for Learning and served on its Board of Directors. He is also a former Officer with the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School GOLD Group Board of Directors, and was recently elected to the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School Alumni Board.

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