Michael Crafton



Michael E. Crafton joined Cherry Petersen Albert LLC in 2022 as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Section. Michael earned a double major in History and Political Science, B.A. from the University of Arkansas in 2016.  Michael attended law school at SMU’s Dedman School of Law where he graduated cum laude in 2021. During his time at SMU, Michael served as an Assistant Director for the Board of Advocates, receiving the organization’s “Outstanding Service” award during his last year in law school.  As an advocate, Michael was awarded the “Frank and Debbie Branson Trial Scholarship” for receiving the highest score in his Trial Advocacy course.  Michael was also the winner of SMU’s 2020 Arbitration Competition and the runner-up in SMU’s 2020 Mock Trial Competition.

During his summer sessions of law school, Michael served as a law clerk at the Federal Trade Commission in Dallas, Texas, working with the Commission to protect consumers against fraud and other deceptive trade practices. After his time with the FTC, Michael clerked for a full-service litigation firm in Dallas, Texas.

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  • SMU Dedman School of Law
    • J.D., May 2021 – Cum Laude
    • Assistant Director – SMU Board of Advocates
  • University of Arkansas
    • B.A. in History, May 2016
    • B.A. in Political Science, May 2016
  • Dallas Bar Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers