Member Description


Joseph Crawford


Joe Crawford earned his law degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1994 and began practice in Portland, Oregon focusing primarily on family law. In 1998, he returned to California and joined the firm that is now Hanson Crawford Family Law Group, LLP, in which he is a partner. Joe has extensive litigation experience in complex family law matters including cases involving complex marital property issues, complex custody disputes, and spousal and child support. He represents clients through all phases of family law litigation before both private judges and in public courthouses. He also represents clients in collaborative law and mediation. Joe is a Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Joe is included in the Best Lawyers in America and is consistently listed as one of the Northern California Super Lawyers by San Francisco Magazine. Joe has written and been a presenter on a number of family law issues.

Areas of Practice

Collaborative Practice, Litigation, Mediation

Areas of Specialty

Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Property, Relocation

Practice Counties

San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara

Contact Information


Firm Name

Hanson Crawford Family Law Group, LLP


411 Borel Avenue


San Mateo



Zip Code



(650) 524-2144


(650) 524-2141




University of California, Berkeley (B.A.)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (J.D.)

Professional Activities


Chair, California Conference of Bar Delegates, 2007-2008
Chair, San Mateo County Delegation to California Conference of Bar Delegates 2002-2003

Professional Organizations

Member, Board of Directors, Kids’ Turn, San Francisco, CA
Member, Board of Directors, San Mateo County Bar Association
Member, California Conference of Bar Delegates
Member, San Mateo County Superior Court, Family Law ADR Advisory Committee

Community Service

California State Bar Association
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Oregon State Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association – Family Law Section
San Mateo County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Washington State Bar Association