Jimmy Crawford

Home » Our Attorneys » Jimmy Crawford
Jimmy Crawford

1201 W. Hwy 50
Clermont, FL 34711

Phone (352) 394-7408  •   Fax (352) 394-7298 www.mnagellaw.com

Connect with me:

Jimmy Crawford was born in Corpus Christi, TX in 1959, and lived his first 20 years or so in the Lone Star State. He and most of his family are unrepentant Texas Aggies (insert joke here). While you might not be able to tell it now if you catch him on his way to court in his shirt and tie, Jimmy was a forester for almost ten years in Louisiana, running logging crews, marking timber for harvesting and planting trees. In the throes of an early and potentially misguided mid-life crisis, Jimmy went back to law school, graduating in the top quarter of his class from the top environmental law school in the country.

Jimmy has practiced in Florida since 1994, and concentrates his practice in governmental law, land development, real estate, bankruptcy and related litigation. He has served as board attorney for Lake-Sumter State College and for the Lake County Water Authority, as well as serving as Town Attorney for the Town of Montverde. He has had the honor of representing many of Lake County’s premier development projects of the past two decades of economic growth (and about three or four years of the worst recession since 1929!) His past clients read like a Who’s Who of the Florida development world, including Pringle Development, Lennar Homes, Home Depot, DeWitt Excavating, The Ginn Company, Montverde Academy and the City of Saint Augustine. He has won major sanctions against banks and creditors for abuse of the bankruptcy and foreclosure processes, including a sanction award of over $200,000. However his greatest legal accomplishment was actually performed as a Notary Public, in which capacity Jimmy has had the honor of marrying two beautiful couples, both of which as of this writing are still married!

When Jimmy isn’t representing his clients he spends time with his outstanding and varied family unit, including his wife, Laura, a parade of kids back and forth through the house, including at least four that he has claim to, and the best dog in Florida. Jimmy golfs adequately, loves the outdoors, writes terrible country songs and performs them even worse, and is half finished with the Great American Novel, which unfortunately has been half-finished for almost 20 years.

If you have a legal issue that you can “kick dirt on”, then its most likely a problem that Jimmy can help with.

  • Governmental law
  • Land development
  • Real estate law
  • Bankruptcy

Serving West Orange County, Lake County, Sumter County & Marion County


    The more I get to know her the more convinced I am that she is the right attorney for me. The compassion and integrity I have seen is quite remarkable and I highly recommend you use her office to service… ~ Kelly,


    Ms. Nagel represented my wife and I in a bankruptcy case and also in a recent real estate transaction. I felt compelled to share our experience. Ms Nagel and all of her staff handled everything in a very professional matter… ~ Mike,


    Merideth Nagel has been a help to me, over the last 10 years, for multiple legal issues! As her client, and as a realtor who utilizes her real estate and title services, Merideth, along with her phenomenal staff, has afforded… ~ Tiki Jackson,


    “If it weren't for Merideth Nagel and her top-notch team of seasoned professionals, I shudder to think where my family would be today. At this firm, you are not a name, a face, a case number, or a quagmire. You… ~ Heather, Clermont


    “Merideth and her team have been a real blessing to me over the years! She helped me with real estate several times and estate planning. I can recommend her with full confidence!” ~ Nancy, Orlando


    “We utilized Nagel Law to assist us with a real estate transaction a little over a year ago. Merideth and her entire staff treated us with the utmost professionalism as well as eased our minds pertaining to this transaction. We… ~ Lynette, Orlando