Crandon H. Randell
Crandon Randell began his legal career watching felony trials in the Essex County Courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, in the summer of 1971 while serving a legal clerkship with the county prosecutor’s office. It was during this period of time that he decided that trying cases was his ambition in the legal arena. He graduated from Seton Hall University, School of Law, with a Juris Doctor in 1972 where he served as an Associate Editor of the Law Review. In 1973 he was a deputy district attorney for Santa Clara County in San Jose, California. Before resigning in December of 1986, Mr. Randell tried 147 criminal jury trials, of which 93 were felonies including 17 homicide cases. In 1987 Mr. Randell relocated to Anchorage, Alaska, where he became an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Alaska. In 1993 he was designated as the Senior Litigation Counsel for the district. Before retiring in late 2010, Mr. Randell tried in excess of 50 criminal jury trials in federal court. These cases were primarily white-collar fraud related, but also included drug cases, firearms cases, wildlife cases, and IRS tax cases.