Located at:

125 S. Greene St.

Wadesboro, NC 28170



Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1009

Wadesboro, NC 28170



Phone:

704-695-1838



Fax:

704-694-4183

 

SOPHIA GATEWOOD CRAWFORD

 

Admitted to North Carolina Bar, August 1995

 

EDUCATION


1995    WakeForestUniversitySchool of Law, Winston-Salem, N.C., JD

1990    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C., BA, Speech Communications

 

EXPERIENCE


2001 – present     Private Practice. Wadesboro, NC

                            Manage law office and operate general practice including criminal and civil litigation.

 

1996-2001           Senior Assistant District Attorney. District Attorney's Office, Richmond, Anson, Union, Stanly Counties, NC

                            Administered/managed superior court docket, tried/negotiated criminal cases, including capital murder

                            cases and serious felonies, prepared legal documents, conducted research, wrote grant acquiring in excess of

                            $500,000 for special programs for the DA's office, worked with Governor's Crime Commission,

                            coordinated first statewide domestic violence training program in district, managed juvenile prosecution grant.

 

 1995-1996         Associate, Poisson, Poisson, Bower and Clodfelter, Wadesboro, NC

                            Negotiated, tried and/or prepared cases in criminal, domestic, personal injury, workers compensation,

                            traffic and other general practice areas of law, drafted legal documents, including briefs, motions and

                            arguments, interviewed clients and witnesses.

 

1994                    Intern. Forsyth County District Attorney's Office, Winston-Salem, NC

                            Prosecuted criminal cases.

 

1994                    Intern. Bowden and Rabil, PA, Winston-Salem, NC

                            Drafted legal documents and researched criminal and civil issues.

 

1994                    Technical Assistant, Wake Forest University School of Law, CLEO Program, Winston-Salem, NC

                            Developed lesson plans, taught review sessions, and graded assignments.

 

1993                     Law Clerk. Legal Aid Society, Winston-Salem, NC

                             Researched and wrote briefs on civil litigation issues including landlord-tenant, secured transactions, family

                             and employment law, prepared and interviewed clients for legal proceedings.

 

1990-1992           LegaI Assistant. Student Legal Services, Chapel Hill, NC

                            Prepared payroll and financial reports, drafted legal documents and provided administrative support for          

                            attorneys.

 

1989-1990           Research Assistant, NC Bar Association, Women's Commission, Raleigh, NC

                             Researched the quality of life in the legal profession and wrote cross-reference used by Bar Association as

                             guide for assessing and collecting data for the publication "The quality of life in the legal profession".