John T. Crawford, Jr.

South Carolina

Kenison, Dudley, & Crawford, LLC
704 East McBee Ave.
Greenville, SC 29601
United States

Tel: (864) 242-4899


John T. Crawford – A Proficient Attorney with a Diverse Legal Background

As the managing member of Kenison, Dudley and Crawford, LLC, John T. Crawford is a seasoned attorney practicing law at the firm’s Greenville, SC office. With a strong academic foundation and a wealth of experience, John brings a unique perspective to his legal practice.

John’s journey began with the attainment of his B.S. Degree from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in 1995. His academic excellence and commitment to his studies were evident as he graduated with both academic and military honors. Following this achievement, John pursued legal education at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was recognized as a Carolina Scholar. In 2001, he earned his J.D. Degree, further solidifying his dedication to the legal field.

Before embarking on his legal career, John managed his family’s construction company, gaining invaluable insights into the construction industry. This experience fostered a deep appreciation for the complexities and nuances of this sector. John’s legal journey took flight as he joined the construction practice group of a prominent national law firm in Greenville, South Carolina. In 2005, he expanded his horizons by becoming an integral part of Kenison, Dudley & Crawford, LLC.

Throughout his professional trajectory, John has cultivated wide-ranging and extensive experience in various legal domains, including commercial real estate, construction, and business law. He consistently lends his guidance and experience to diverse stakeholders, guiding them through every phase of complex construction projects. His involvement spans from facilitating property acquisitions and drafting contracts to skillfully negotiating and, if necessary, litigating payment and defective work claims. Notably, John is equally adept at assisting developers and homeowners’ associations in the intricate process of developing and managing both residential and commercial projects.

In the realm of business law, John shines as a skilled negotiator and facilitator. He plays a pivotal role in business acquisitions and transactional contracts, utilizing his legal acumen to orchestrate successful outcomes for his clients.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, John’s personal life paints a vivid portrait of his character. A devoted husband and father, he cherishes family time with his two daughters and two sons. An aviator at heart, John’s interests take to the skies as he proudly holds ratings as a single and multi-engine, instrument pilot. This passion reflects his drive to conquer new horizons and navigate challenges with finesse.

In summary, John’s legal journey encompasses a diverse range of experiences and accomplishments. His academic achievements, practical insights from the construction industry, and extensive legal experience make him an invaluable asset to Kenison, Dudley and Crawford, LLC. With an unwavering commitment to his clients and a passion for excellence, John continues to soar as a distinguished attorney and an accomplished pilot.

The lawyers at Kenison Dudley & Crawford, LLC handle matters for clients in all areas of the construction industry – commercial, residential, private, and governmental projects. We can handle your project-related needs from inception to completion to dispute resolution and beyond.

We represent local, regional, and national clients in all areas of construction, including:

  • Licensing & Permitting
  • Federal and state procurement and bid package review and preparation
  • Pre-construction planning and contracting
  • Contracts for design, construction, equipment, and management
  • Project reviews
  • Payment disputes
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Sureties and bond claims
  • Contract disputes and warranty claims
  • Delay claims and analysis
  • Safety violations
  • Construction defects
  • Insurance coverage

Our construction lawyers have done the legal work on many successful construction projects in both the public and private sectors, including education, healthcare, infrastructure, industrial and manufacturing facilities, hospitality, and everything in between. We also handle construction litigation at every level, including multi-party and complex litigation matters in state and federal courts, mediation, and arbitration.

Kenison, Dudley & Crawford, LLC emerged onto the legal landscape in 2000, a brainchild of Keven Kenison and Tom Dudley, designed to cater to the legal needs of businesses and construction endeavors. The team’s ranks were fortified in 2005 with the addition of John Crawford. Presently, the firm commands a lineup of eleven adept attorneys, pooling together an impressive legacy of 100+ years of combined experience. The firm’s forte lies in skillfully representing clients across the intricate landscape of construction and business litigation, a prowess that extends across the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The firm’s purview has broadened over time, encompassing niches such as aviation law, commercial and real estate transactions, and commercial collections. A cornerstone of the firm’s ethos is its commitment to delivering timely guidance and strategic direction for resolving disputes, an approach firmly rooted in the trial and business proficiency of its legal practitioners. The cumulative experience offered by the attorneys ensures that clients benefit from time-tested and reliable legal counsel.

Uniquely positioned, the firm harnesses the capabilities of its 8-seat, pressurized twin-engine aircraft, facilitating seamless travel for both attorneys and clients, especially for out-of-town engagements.