Rosemary has been rated highly recommended by
the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Rosemary Crawford is a candidate for Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County in order to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our region. When elected she will likely be assigned to the Family Division where she can have a positive impact on children – many who face mental health issues as well as trauma in their young lives. Rosemary also want to serve the senior citizens who face dementia, elder, abuse, and many other issues. Rosemary is one of the people and wants to be the peoples’ judge.
Rosemary has been an attorney for 25 years. She received her Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center, and her Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College. She serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the Western District of Pennsylvania. As Chapter 7 Trustee, she serves a quasi-judicial role presiding over thousands of complex bankruptcy meeting of creditors, and she handles case administration, including litigation. She has extensive experience in civil litigation, family law, and employment law as well as bankruptcy, and appellate practice. In particular, she successfully argued a precedential matter before the Third Circuit – Orton vs. Crawford.
She is a certified Arbitrator (Better Business Bureau, FINRA and Courts) and Mediator. She has served on the Boards of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, and the Homer S. Brown Association. She is Past Director of Legal Resources at the YWCA and she represented individuals seeking Protection from Abuse at no cost.
She has practiced with some of Pittsburgh’s finest law firms and served as a Trial Attorney with 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. She was selected by The Honorable Donetta Ambrose, then Chief Judge of the Western District of Pennsylvania to serve as a Member of the Federal Rules Advisory Committee for 2000-2001.
She is a recipient of the Allegheny County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Pittsburgh Courier 50 Women of Excellence, Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 and 40, the 2011 OWN Network Legacy in Black Award, and the 2014 Influential Leader Award from the African American Leadership Association. She is a featured conference and local television speaker on social justice, economic and financial literacy issues, having appeared on WPXI’s Impact, Talking Pittsburgh, and the Lynn Hayes Freeland Show. She is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated, the Links, Inc., and Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.
Rosemary has three beloved dogs – Aries, Athena, and Zeus.