Kelly M. Crawford

Kelly M. Crawford (Dallas, Texas)

Kelly M. Crawford

Attorney in Dallas, TX
Mr. Crawford has more than 23 years of experience in handling complex commercial litigation, including securities fraud, receiverships, ERISA, employment, insurance and general business disputes.
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Receiverships
  • Securities Litigation
  • Employment Litigation

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Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 1986, Texas
1989, New Mexico
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
Law School Attended
Southern Methodist University
Class of 1986
J.D.
cum laude
University Attended
New Mexico State University
Class of 1982
B.A.
cum laude
Associations & Memberships
State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association.
Representative Transactions
Mr. Crawford has extensive experience in federal and state court receiverships, as listed: U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. ProfitStars Int'l Corp., et al.; (Judge Engelmayer); Civil Action No. 1:11-CV-07742 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York - Appointed as Receiver in November, 2011 to take possession of approximately $2.5 million and distribute the monies to a pool of Forex investors; State of Texas v. James L. Watts, et al.; (Judge Orlinda Naranjo); Civil Action No. D-1-GV-07-000295 in the 419th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas - Appointed as Receiver and Master in Chancery in October, 2011 to recover assets to pay to State of Texas as judgment creditor; U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Financial Robotics, Inc., et al.; (Judge Rosenthal); Civil Action No. 4:11-CV-2446 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division - Appointed as Receiver in June, 2011 in $9 million solicitation fraud scheme; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Rockwell Energy of Texas, LLC, et al.; (Judge Ellison); Civil Action No. 409-cv-4080 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division - Appointed as Special Master in May, 2011 in $5 million oil and gas scheme; State of Texas v. Rafael Pinedo, et al.; (Judge Triana- Doyal); Civil Action No. D-1-GV-09-000472 in the 200th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas - Appointed as Receiver and Master in Chancery in June, 2011 to recover assets to pay to State of Texas as judgment creditor; U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Richard D. Theye and Micind Capital Management, Inc. (Judge Sparks); Civil Action No. 1:10-CV-3855 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division - Appointed as Receiver in August, 2010 in $6 million commodity pool operated as a Ponzi scheme; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jon C. Ginder, Northamerican Energy Group, Inc., et al. (Judge Lake); Civil Action No. 4:10-CV-2867 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division - Appointed as Receiver in August, 2010 of oil and gas company that owns working interests and oil and gas leases; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Alan Todd May and Prosper Oil & Gas, Inc., a/k/a Prosper Energy Inc. (Judge Lindsay); Civil Action No. 3:10-CV-0425 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division - Appointed as Receiver in March, 2010 in fraudulent Ponzi scheme operated by an oil and gas company through the sale of royalty interests; U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. M25 Investments, Inc., M37 Investments, LLC, Scott P. Kear, Sr., Jeffrey L. Lyon, and David G. Seaman; (Judge Lynn); Civil Action No. 3:09-CV- 1831 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division - Appointed as Receiver in September, 2009 in $7.4 million commodities trading scheme; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Paul D. Poetter, 4309, Inc., 4309 Acquisition Trust, and AMS-TEC Acquisition Trust; (Judge Schneider); Civil Action No. 6:09-CV-398 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division - Appointed as Receiver in October, 2009 in $5 million investment scheme involving 2,200 investors; Bank of America, NA/Countrywide Bank, FSB v. Portrait Homes - Dallas County, Travis County, Williamson County - Appointed as Receiver in August, 2009 of more than 100 properties in action by lender against debtor regarding default of $95 million loan; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Star Exploration, Inc., James T. Gurgainers, et al.; (Judge O'Connor); Civil Action No. 3:08-CV-2248 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division - Appointed as Receiver in December, 2008 in $14 million oil and gas scheme; U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. George D. Hudgins, individually and d/b/a George D. Hudgins, L.L.C.; (Judge Davis); Civil Action No. 6:08-CV-0187 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division - Appointed as Receiver in May, 2008 in $72 million commodities pool trading scheme. Return to investors was approximately 39 percent; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Petrosite Assests, Inc., Iran Dearaujo and Wesley A. Harbinson Jr.; (Judge Godbey); Civil Action No. 3:06-CV1611-N in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division - Appointed as Receiver in September, 2006 in oil and gas and jewelry investment scheme; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Premium Income Corporation, et al.; (Judge Boyle); Civil Action No. 3:05-CV-0415 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division - Appointed as Receiver in March, 2005 in $11 million foreign currency exchange scheme. Return to investors was approximately 37 percent; U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Premium Income Corporation, et al.; (Judge Boyle); Civil Action No. 3:05-CV-0416 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division (related to foregoing case brought by Securities and Exchange Commission) - Appointed as Receiver in March, 2005 in $11 million foreign currency exchange scheme. Return to investors was approximately 37 percent; Securities and Exchange Commission v. C-Tech, L.L.P. and Robert Schlotterbeck; (Judge Solis); Civil Action No. 3:01-CV2542-P in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division - Appointed as Receiver in $4 million oil and gas venture. Return to investors was more than 40 percent; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Resource Development International, LLC, et al.; (Judge Buchmeyer); Civil Action No. 3:02-CV-0605-R in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division - Currently serving as counsel to Receiver in $73 million Ponzi scheme involving more than 1,500 investors. Return to investors is currently unknown; Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benjamin Franklin Cook, individually and doing business as Dennel Finance Limited, et al.; (Judge Buchmeyer); Civil Action No. 3:99 CV0571-R in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division - Served as counsel to Receiver in $35 million Ponzi scheme where return to investors was approximately 60 percent; Diamond Benefits Life Insurance Company, in Receivership - Served as Texas counsel to the Special Deputy Receiver appointed by the Arizona Department of Insurance in insurance insolvency case in which claims exceeded $22 million; American Bonding Company, in Receivership - Served as Texas counsel to the Special Deputy Receiver appointed by the Arizona Department of Insurance in defending the Receiver in lawsuit brought in federal court in Dallas; Great Global Life Insurance Company, in Receivership - Served as Texas counsel to the Special Deputy Receiver appointed by the Arizona Department of Insurance with respect to ancillary receivership matter instituted in Texas; Aztar Casualty Insurance Company, in Receivership - Served as Texas counsel to the Special Deputy Receiver appointed by the Arizona Department of Insurance with respect to certain issues; Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, in Receivership - Served as Texas counsel to Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company prior to its insolvency and while it was in receivership in defending the company against claims brought in Texas against the company.

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Scheef & Stone, L.L.P.
Lincoln Plaza, 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 2700,
Dallas, TX 75201-3306
U.S.A.
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214-706-4213
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Kelly M. Crawford
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Scheef & Stone, L.L.P.
Lincoln Plaza, 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 2700,
Dallas, TX 75201-3306

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