Cullen Weston Pines & Bach: Governor Doyle’s chief legal counsel joins Cullen Weston Pines & Bach

Contact: Tamara Packard 608.251.0101 / [email protected]

Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP is pleased to announce that Susan M. Crawford has joined the firm as a senior associate. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Crawford served as the Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Jim Doyle from 2009 to 2010. In that role, she was the chief legal advisor to the Governor and his staff and as the Governor’s liaison to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Government Accountability Board, the Department of Military Affairs, the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council, and the Wisconsin court system. Ms. Crawford will be practicing with the firm’s energy and telecommunications and litigation practices, focusing on administrative, utility, environmental, lobbying and political law.

While serving as the Governor’s chief legal counsel, Ms. Crawford was also the chair of the Governors Pardon Advisory Board and a member of the Judicial Selection Committee and the Wisconsin Claims Board. Previously, during the Doyle administration, Ms. Crawford held executive-level positions at several state agencies, including serving as Administrator of the Division of Enforcement and Science with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Ms. Crawford also served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Wisconsin Department of Justice for several years, representing the State of Wisconsin in criminal appeals before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court, and prosecuting health care fraud and abuse cases. Ms. Crawford was the director of the Wisconsin DOJ’s Criminal Appeals Unit from 2000 to 2003.

Cullen Weston Pines & Bach is a full-service law firm in Madison, Wisconsin, representing individuals, organizations and businesses for over thirty years. The firm provides advice and counsel in business law, family law, labor and
employment matters, telecommunications and governmental relations, civil litigation and criminal defense. No matter what their practice area, everyone at Cullen Weston Pines & Bach has a passion for the constitutional principles of equal treatment under the law, participatory democracy, and providing for the general welfare. The firm’s attorneys are known for their civility, high ethics, and superior results.