Allyn Crawford is running for election this November to be a NYC Civil Court Judge, Richmond County – Staten Island. No matter how you vote in this 2020 general election, whether it is on Election day, November 3, 2020 or if you vote early in person from October 24, 2020 to November 1, 2020 or if you have requested an absentee ballot, you will need to read on to” MEET ALLYN”, so you can decide for yourself that he is the person you want to be Staten Island’s next Civil Court Judge.
A fourth generation Staten Islander, Allyn Crawford is the son of a NYC Public School Teacher and a NYS law enforcement officer who met at Wagner College. Giving up the practice of law in Manhattan in 1999 to spend more time with his family, he began practicing law in Staten Island, which has been his professional home for the last 21 years.
He has been fortunate during that time to assist residents and members of the Staten Island community in various matters and has through these efforts come to understand the needs and concerns of the people and businesses of Staten Island. Allyn is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney who has also handled real estate and business matters for thousands of clients in Staten Island and the surrounding area.
After graduating from Port Richmond High School in 1986, Allyn earned his Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 1994. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey including Federal courts in both states, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Allyn Crawford has dedicated himself over the years to the betterment of the legal community in Staten Island. He has given his time extensively to the Richmond County Bar Association and was elected as its President in 2017. He is also a former member of its Board of Directors, Admissions Committee and until this year served as a permanent member of its Judiciary Committee.
In 2019, he was appointed by the Appellate Division, Second Department as a member of its Grievance Committee for the Second Eleventh and Thirteen Judicial Districts, which oversees attorney discipline matters for Kings, Queens and Richmond Counties.
Allyn is also known for his community involvement. As a Staten Island native, his policy of handling legal matters for not-for-profit businesses on a pro bono basis is a source of pride. This commitment has allowed him to use his skills to give back to people who are trying selflessly to assist others.
Aside from his dedication to the Staten Island legal community, he is a member of numerous local organizations including the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island Home Improvement Contractors and The Building Industry Association of New York City, Inc. A resident of the Lighthouse Hill neighborhood, he is also a member of the Lighthouse-Meisner Civic Association.
Growing up in Westerleigh, Allyn attended P.S. 30, and was a member of Boy Scout Troop 2. Returning to Scouting with his son in 1998, he became the Scoutmaster of that Troop and remains its current Committee Chairman. This led to his involvement with Scouting Island wide as a member of the Board of Directors of the Staten Island Council, Boy Scouts of America. This dedication was recognized when he was awarded its "Good Scout" award in 2016.
Allyn is dedicated to his wife of 28 years, Laurie, who is a second generation Italian from Brooklyn (for whom he credits much of his success) as well as his children Andrew and Sarah.
Allyn Crawford believes the opportunity to serve the public as a NYC Civil Court Judge for Richmond County, represents the culmination of his professional achievements, providing him the chance to serve the community and people of Staten Island while continuing his career in the law.
“We have one candidate who is superbly qualified and one who isn’t. The superbly qualified candidate is Allyn Crawford, and I am encouraging you to vote for Allyn as Staten Island’s next Civil Court Judge.”
James P. Molinaro, Former Borough President of Staten Island