W.A. "Drew" Crawford advises Boswell & Dunlap LLP’s
clients on government operations, appellate relief and remedies, civil
rights claims, constitutional claims, commercial real estate transactions,
open government requirements, public contracting and procurement, real
estate planning and development, real property taxation, utilities construction
and development, local and state legislation, and other special legal
projects. His practice areas include government law, real estate law,
business law, civil litigation and community association law. Drew devotes
the majority of his practice to representing Florida municipal governments,
special districts, community redevelopment agencies and educational institutions
in day-to-day administrative, operational and lawmaking affairs.
Always meticulous and innovative, Drew leaves no detail unaddressed when
searching for an effective legal strategy or solution. He is passionate
about advocating and protecting the interests of the local governments,
businesses and citizens that our firm represents in the greater Central
Florida area, including the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Polk County, Hardee
County and Highlands County.
Drew actively represents the City Commissions for the Cities of Bartow,
Lake Alfred, Mulberry and Winter Haven, the Boards of Commissioners for
the Community Redevelopment Agencies of Bartow, Lake Alfred, Mulberry
and Winter Haven, the School Board of Polk County, Florida and the District
Board of Trustees of Polk State College. In addition, Drew currently serves
as the Special Magistrate for the Town of Lake Hamilton.
Drew has extensive litigation experience representing private businesses
and public agencies in public records litigation. Drew has also served
as special counsel to the City of Bartow Charter Review Committee (2008),
the City of Winter Haven Charter Review Committee (2017), the City of
Mulberry Charter Review Committee (2017) and the Polk County Charter Review
Before joining the firm, Drew litigated for a plaintiffs’ employment
law boutique and served as an assistant public defender for the Second
Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee. During law school, he clerked for the
Florida House of Representatives and the law firm of Holland & Knight
LLP. Drew did his undergraduate work at Clemson University earning his
B.S., magna cum laude with departmental honors in Computer Science in
1999. He earned his J.D., with honors, from Florida State University in
2002. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Drew is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida, the U.S. Supreme
Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the
Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Tax Court.
A Bartow native, Drew is an eighth generation Floridian and a fifth generation
resident of Polk County. His wife Amanda is a tenth generation Floridian
and a descendent of the Minorcan settlers of New Smyrna and St. Augustine.
To discuss your case with Attorney Drew Crawford, please contact our office today.