Overview

Crystal focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment litigation.  She counsels and represents employers in a wide variety of employment-related disputes under both state and federal law, including trade secret protection, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, employment-related torts, and wage and hour issues.

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section

About Me

Crystal enjoys learning new languages, working out, and traveling.

  • “Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.”
  • Justice Thurgood Marshall

Clerkships

  • • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

Education

University of Tennessee College of Law

  • J.D., 2013
  • Dean’s List
  • Tennessee Law Review, Student Materials Editor
  • Moot Court Executive Board, Vice Chair
  • The Order of the Barristers
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence, Negotiations

Middle Tennessee State University

  • B.B.A., cum laude, 2010
  • Dean’s List

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Georgia, 2015
  • Tennessee, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
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