Jerome Crawford is in a unique hybrid role as Director of Legal Operations and Social Equity for
Pleasantrees, Michigan’s premier cultivator and seller of high-quality Midwest cannabis. There,
he is responsible for the gamut of legal needs and spearheads social equity initiatives to ensure
the company makes positive, genuine, and lasting impact within local communities as it grows.
A native Detroiter and “Super Spartan,” Crawford graduated Magna Cum Laude as a prelaw
student at Michigan State University before earning his Juris Doctor at the MSU College of Law.
On a national level, he most recently served as Co-Chair of the “Men of Color Project,” an
initiative of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division that aims to address the
lack of diversity and advancement of men of color in the legal profession.
Outside of breaking ground as the first Black in-house counsel of a major cannabis
manufacturer in the state of Michigan, Crawford is a working actor, model, and comedian and
esteemed member of Phi Beta Sigma, Inc.
A lot of us started law school thinking we knew exactly what we would do with a law degree. So what happens when a surprising, but very different opportunity comes along? Jerome...
Personal accounts of racial inequality in the legal profession and what we can do about it.
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