Durwood D. Crawford has been Board Certified in Labor & Employment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1975. He has broad experience as a litigator representing both employers and employees, including representing management in all forms of union related matters. He also served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association in employment disputes.
While much of his time is spent in litigation, his diverse experience helps him solve employment problems before they begin or helps in obtaining an early resolution.
Durwood has authored and produced several training films and training programs for managers, including a training film for Associated Builders and Contractors. He is also a frequent lecturer and has written numerous articles for the Texas Bar Journal, Prentice Hall, and other publications. He was named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters), as printed in Texas Monthly, in the area of Employment Litigation.
Durwood served in active duty in the United States Air Force as a First Lieutenant. He also served a year as President of the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce.
“AV” Pre-Eminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Primary Areas of Practice
Employment & Labor
Mediation & Arbitration
All Contract Disputes
Trade Secrets & Non-Compete Agreements
Honors and Awards
Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Employment Litigation
Labor & Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 1975
All Texas Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Law Review: Southwestern Law Journal, Editorial Board
Delta Theta Phi
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Sex Harassment, A Shield and A Sword, Texas Bar Journal, June, 1991
Preventing Union Organizing, 1987-1988
Business Acquisitions, Collective Bargaining Agreements and Employees Rights, Practicing Law
Institute, 2d edition, 1981
Proving Discrimination — a Light from the 5th Circuit
Rachid v. Jack In The Box, Inc., 376 F.3d 305 (5th Cir. 2004)
Wakefield v. SWS Securities, Inc., 293 B.R 372 (N.D. Tex 2003)
Glagola v. N. Texas Mun. Water Dist., 705 F. Supp. 1220 (E.D. Tex. 1989)
Oil, Chem. & Atomic Workers Int’l Union Local No. 4-23 v. Am. Petrofina Co. of Texas, 820 F.2d 747 (5th Cir. 1987)
B., Inc. v. Miller Brewing Co., 663 F.2d 545 (5th Cir. 1981)
Texas Distributors, Inc. v. Local Union No. 100, United Ass’n of Journeymen & Apprentices of Plumbing & Pipefitting Indus. of U.S. & Canada, AFL-CIO, 598 F.2d 393 (5th Cir. 1979)
American Petrofina, Inc., 63 Lab. Arb. (BNA) 1300 (1975) (Marlatt, Arb.)
Liberty Sign Co. v. Newsom, 426 S.W.2d 210 (Tex. 1968)
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association