Now a world-famous civil rights lawyer, Crump was sworn in as president of the National Bar Association on July 23.
The 45-year-old cofounding partner at Parks & Crump in Tallahassee said his platform is "the NBA united in preserving our legacy and protecting our future.
We have a rich legacy, as it relates to speaking out and representing the interests of the communities we serve: voters' rights, public accommodations, and equal access to the courts," Crump said.
Crump has taken on challenging cases involving black victims--often at the hands of police--that have thrust him in the public eye.
Crump was successful in leading a campaign to have George Zimmerman arrested, and though he was acquitted at trial, Crump won Martin's family more than $1 million in a settlement with Zimmerman's homeowners' association.
In 2010, Crump was the lead attorney in a landmark voters' rights case when nine African-American women were arrested by police officers and FBI agents for voter fraud in Madison, Florida.
When interviewed Paul Crump said he had no idea that the shirts were counterfeit.
Robert Buckland, defending Brenda Crump, said she was a woman of previously good character who was training to become a licensed conveyancer.
Mr Crump was a member of 18 different community groups.
from left) Florence Plant, Coun John Blyth, Tim Pitt, Stephen Gabriel, Julie Vaughan and the couple's son John Crump (seated).
Coventry City captain Tim Sherwood, striker Patrick Suffo and defender Richard Shaw had a kick around with three-year-old Robert Crump, from Southam.
During treatment, Robert received part of his chemotherapy at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where the Crump family were housed by CLIC, which enabled the family to stay together, free of charge in self-catering accommodation, very close to the hospital.
BEST FOOT FORWARD: Little Robert Crump shows his football skills; STAR IN THEIR EYES: City players Richard Shaw and Patrick Suffo with children, back row, Daniel Bird and Ellen Crump, both nine, and front row Molly Bird, Robert Crump, both aged three and five-year-old Stephen Crump