Director of Administration / Excess Program
Jeff Crawford graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon (J.D. 1992) and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar (1992) and the Washington State Bar (1993). He received a B.A. in history from Reed College in Portland in 1987. He attended the University of Kent in Canterbury, England and graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Prior to law school, Mr. Crawford worked in the area of law office management for firms in Portland and Seattle. As a law student he clerked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland and edited the law journal, International Legal Perspectives. Before joining the Professional Liability Fund in 1994, Mr. Crawford had a general practice in Stevenson, Washington.
During his career, Mr. Crawford has written, taught, and consulted widely on the subjects of legal malpractice, underwriting, ethics, practice management, and technology. He co-authored A Guide to Setting Up and Running Your Law Office (1994). He served on the Multnomah Bar Association's Board of Directors and was the Chair of Multnomah Bar’s Group Insurance Committee for many years (the primary medical insurance purchasing pool for Oregon attorneys).
Mr. Crawford came to the Professional Liability Fund as a Practice Management Advisor in 1994 and in 1996 he began working as Director of Administration and Underwriting for the Fund. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Fund, he oversees the Fund's Excess Program.
Emilee S. Preble
Excess Program Lead Underwriter / Staff Attorney
Emilee Preble graduated from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D. 2009) and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2010. She received her B.A. in Telecommunications from Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) in 2005. While at Butler, she studied abroad at the University of Stirling in Scotland (2003). She also spent the summer of 2007 studying Islamic Law and International Trade at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Before attending law school Ms. Preble was a data analyst for the Butler University Office of Admission and the Marketing Assistant for Clowes Memorial Hall (a prominent performing arts venue in Indianapolis, IN). Emilee joined the PLF in 2011 as the Administrator of the Excess Program and a Staff Attorney. In addition to her work with the Excess Program she also coordinates CLE events for the Loss Prevention Department, answers general PLF coverage questions, and coordinates many technology related projects for the PLF.