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Crawford Appleby

Attorney

William Crawford Appleby 2018-11-14T09:38:41+00:00

William Crawford Appleby: Attorney

William Crawford Appleby is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC. He concentrates his practice on transportation accidents, whistleblower cases, and qui tam claims.

Before joining Baum Hedlund, Crawford served for more than two years as a Law Clerk at the Los Angeles Superior Court. There, he acquired a broad range of experience in all aspects of civil litigation while drafting proposed tentative rulings and performing legal research and writing for many superior court judges. Crawford also served as a federal Judicial Extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner in the Central District of California during his first summer of law school.

Crawford honed his advocacy skills during law school when he was accepted into the Hobbs District Attorney Clinic where he conducted twenty felony preliminary hearings for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. He also represented professional licensing boards in administrative hearings as an extern for the California Department of Justice.

In addition, Crawford served as a Senior Technical Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. While on law review, he published a comment on United States Supreme Court case Rehberg v. Paulk, which is cited in Witkin Summary of California Law and Federal Grand Jury: A Guide to Law and Practice.

In his free time, Crawford enjoys running, skiing, golf, and tennis. He ran the 2010 Los Angeles Marathon to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Education:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (Juris Doctor, 2013)
  • Completion of Mediation Training, Center for Conflict Resolution, The Loyola Law School, 2012
  • Boston University, Boston (Bachelor of Science, 2006)

Court Admissions:

  • California, 2013
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Central District of California, 2013
  • Senior Technical Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
  • Certificate of Appreciation for service to the Licensing Section, State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
  • Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Liability of Airlines in Intentional Downing of Aircraft, American Association for Justice 2017 Annual Convention, July, 2017
  • Understanding the ‘Sudden Illness’ Defense in California Courts, Daily Journal, December 6, 2016
  • Pro-Plaintiff Decisions Post­-Daimler, “Tips From Cockpit to Courtroom”, ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee meeting, November, 2016
  • The Marital Privilege – Attorneys need to know the subtleties of marital privilege, a vital evidentiary rule. – California Lawyer, MCLE Evidence, August 26, 2016
  • Current Issues of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drones, American Association for Justice 2016 Annual AAJ-PAPERS 44, July, 2016
  • Rehberg and the Unintended Consequences of Immunity Uniformity, 46 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 703 (2013)
  • Selke v. Germanwings GmbH, 261 F. Supp. 3d 645 (E.D. Va. 2017) (Virginia court had personal jurisdiction over a German airline, involving Germanwings Flight 9525 from Barcelona, Spain to Düsseldorf, Germany, whose pilot committed suicide by crashing the plane into the French Alps and killing all 150 on board, because the airline sold its tickets to passengers that resided in Virginia through its authorized agent, United Airlines)