At Taylor English, clients are afforded the certainty of experienced attorneys who deliver a trusted path to efficient, purpose-driven solutions.
Deitra Crawley brings extensive domestic and international experience providing strategic counsel to a range of clients. A well-rounded and dynamic practitioner of the law, Ms. Crawley is known for driving efficiency for clients. Ms. Crawley’s background underscores her agility and professionalism as a general counselor.
Having fostered partnerships abroad–including projects in South Africa, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, the European Union and Australia–Ms. Crawley is well-versed in partnering with senior leaders on strategic planning and overseeing corporate governance. Having supported large business transactions and agreements, she possesses unique insight into the world of negotiations and associated business structures.
With an eye on corporate management and alignment, Ms. Crawley's legal path led her to partner with a number of corporations seeking general counsel support. Each client experience reinforced her passion as a strategic legal advocate and her commitment to setting businesses up for long-term success. Ms. Crawley seeks to not only advise but empower clients, which she continues in her role as factional general counsel.
Ms. Crawley’s work with minority-owned Concessions International, LLC exemplifies her value-driven approach to strategic counsel. The multi-year corporate partnership included many phases of discovery and refinement to restructuring the company for financial and operational success. During her time with Concessions International, Ms. Crawley embedded herself in the company by advising senior leadership, rendering legal leadership to joint venture enterprises and buy-sell transactions, supporting franchise agreements, managing government investigations, assisting with restaurant industry compliance and providing crisis counsel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms. Crawley’s quest for betterment extends beyond client work to serve the greater community. Her work with Scouts BSA, Trees Atlanta and launch of her own non-profit organization Global Community MILK underscore her continued efforts to enhance and improve the world around her.
Atlanta Area Council, Scouts of America, Board of Directors
Women in Defense (WID), GA Chapter, Board of Directors
Georgia District Export Council
Gate City Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Government Contracts Section, Chair, 2016-Present
Federal Bar Association, International Law Section
Maryland State Bar Association, Business Law Section
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), 2015
Southwest Atlanta Partnership, Inc., Board Secretary
Trees Atlanta, Board Member
Leadership Fairfax, 2010
Leadership Huntsville, 2011
Global Ties Alabama, Board Member and Officer, 2011-2012, 2013-2015
Global Ties Alabama, Advisory Council, 2014-Present
Cyber Huntsville, Board of Directors, Membership Chairperson, 2013-2014
Turkish American Business Association, Representative for Alabama Congressional Districts 3, 4, and 5
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- March 12, 2019
- April 24 – 28, 2018
- "2017 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program," YLAI Entrepreneurship InstituteNovember 3, 2017
- January 26, 2017
- November 15, 2016
- March 22, 2016
- "Navigating ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations): Let’s Do Business," Defence Turkey
- November 12, 2020
- March 2, 2018
- "Djibouti May Be Small but Its Opportunities for Development Punch Above Its Weight," Global AtlantaJune 28, 2017
- June 5, 2017
- January 6, 2017
- May 25, 2016
- May 23, 2016
- November 19, 2015
- A Fractional GC Practice for Companies Experiencing ChangeOctober 20, 2020
- November 12, 2015
- July 15, 2015
- Corporate Counsel Women of Color, 13th Annual Career Strategies ConferenceSeptember 27, 2017
- September 21-23, 2016
- October 11, 2016
- Deitra Crawley Organized and Served as Team Lead of Premier Atlanta-Cuba Opportunity ForumMay 1, 2016
- Corporate and Business
- Data Security and Privacy
- Government and Internal Investigations
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
George Washington University Law School, JD, 2001
Auburn University, BA, Departmental Honors, 1990
Auburn University, MPA, Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow, 1992
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Urban Fellow, Space Study - Istanbul, Georgia State University Law School, 2013
Leadership Award, Global Ties Alabama, 2012