Kelly Strange Crawford is a partner at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti. Ms. Crawford is the head of the firm's Products Liability and Mass Tort Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in complex litigation involving mass torts, products liability defense, and complex commercial matters, including state and federal class actions, multi-district litigation and state court coordinated proceedings. Her clients include large pharmaceutical and industrial companies, as well as individuals. Ms. Crawford also has experience with small business disputes, dissenting shareholder valuation litigation, environmental cost recovery actions, non-product liability personal injury cases (both for plaintiffs and defendants) including motor vehicle accidents.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Crawford has handled pro bono matters ranging from municipal court representation in New Jersey to representation of a death row client in post-conviction relief proceedings in Alabama. She is a member of the firm's pro bono committee and assists associates handling pro bono litigation matters. Ms. Crawford is a Trustee for the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey. She has been appointed and serves as a Member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges. Among other associations, she is a member of the NJLRA Legal Advisory Board and the Trial Attorneys of America.
Ms. Crawford received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, and a B.A from Duke University, Durham, NC, cum laude
Ms. Crawford is admitted to the following bars:
- New Jersey
- United States District Court, District of New Jersey
- New York
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, Northern District of New York