About the Author
Mr. Crone is a labor and employment attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. He is licensed
to practice in Tennessee and Arkansas. His practice is focused on disputes between
employers and employees. His experience as Chief Counsel for the Tennessee Department
of Employment Security and his years in private practice prepare him to help his
clients resolve many diverse and challenging disputes.
Mr. Crone has served as lead counsel in a nationwide class action Fair
Labor Standards Act suit, successfully represented employees and employers
in cases involving Title VII (race, gender, and other discrimination), age discrimination,
the Americans with Disabilities Act, non-compete contract, on the job injuries,
ERISA, union representation, union organizing, and other employment related issues.
He has represented his clients in Federal District Courts and state courts all
over the country. He's been a speaker on labor and employment issues at national
conventions and regional conferences. Below is more detail on his professional
and personal accomplishments.
Co-Founder and Managing Member, Kramer + Crone, PLC.
Education and Experience
Memphis State University (B.A., 1987; J.D., 1990). Omicron Delta Kappa; Delta
Kappa Delta. Member: Moot Court Board; National Moot Court Competition Team.
- Appointed Chief Counsel, Tennessee Department of Employment Security, 1995,
by Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist.
- Assistant Shelby County Attorney, 1996-2002
Awards and Honors
Recipient, Top Forty Under Forty Award, 2000, presented by The Memphis
Business Journal, November 10, 2000.
Memphis, Tennessee, Arkansas, and American Bar Associations.
Member: American Bar Association Litigation Section and its Committees on (1)
Pre-trial Practice and Procedure and (2) Class Actions and Derivative Lawsuits;
Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association;
Defense Research Institute.
Licensed to practice in Tennessee (1990) and Arkansas (1991).
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
(1991); U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas (1991);
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee (1995); United States Multi-District
Litigation Panel, 1996; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1998); Eighth Circuit
Court of Appeals (2000); Untied States Supreme Court (2000).
Appeared pro hac vice:
United States Federal District Court for the Maryland District;
Untied States District Court for the Middle District of Florida;
Untied States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi;
Untied States District Court for the Northern District of Utah.
Untied States Bankruptcy Court for Delaware;
Untied States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Florida State Trial Court;
Mississippi State Trial Court;
Colorado State Trial Court;
North Carolina State Trial Court;
Utah State Trial Court;
Idaho State Trial Court;
Oregon State Trial Court.
Civic and Community Involvement
Board of Directors, Family Services of the Mid-South (1996-1998);
Board of Directors, Fire Museum of Memphis (1998 to 2001, Treasurer 1999-2000);
Special Judge, Shelby County General Sessions and City of Memphis Court.
Media and Public Speaking
Frequent commentator on legal and political issues on local television news
programs and radio. WMC-790 AM, Fleming Show, Ask the Lawyers, March 1996-November
1998, answered legal questions from the listening audience; WREC-600, Mike Fleming
& Company Radio Show, Ask the Lawyers, December, 1998, to Present, answering
legal questions from the listening audience.
Speaker, 1998 Convention of American Society of Industrial Security, Tips
and Traps of Employer Investigations, Dallas, Texas.
Speaker, 1999 Fall Convention, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association,
Intrusions into Real Lawsuits-The Changing Landscape of Employment Law,
Panelist, December,1999, National Federation of Independent Businesses Small
Business Summit for Tennessee, Developments and Priorities in Employment Law,
Panelist, November, 2000 American Society of Industrial Securitys Investigations
Standing Committee - Program on Professional Investigations, Legal Aspects
of Employment Investigations, Saint Louis, Missouri.
Speaker, December, 2000 National Business Institutes seminar Trade
Secrecy and Non-Competition Covenants in Tennessee: Effective Drafting and Enforcement,