Alva Cross Crawford is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Florida. She is responsible for early case evaluation (ECE). At the outset of each employment litigation matter, she identifies and reviews pertinent documents, interviews relevant witnesses, and drafts an ECE report for clients’ cases. In keeping with each client’s litigation philosophy, she partners with the local Littler litigation team and assists in developing and executing strategies for effectively handling litigation.
Prior to joining Littler, Alva owned a firm focused on providing advice and assistance to small-to-medium sized employers. Previously she was employed at a national firm representing management exclusively in the areas of labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits, and immigration law.
Throughout her career, Alva has exclusively practiced management-side labor and employment law in Florida. She has represented employers in all phases of litigation, from initial case assessment through jury trial, in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings and arbitration in labor and employment-related matters. She has handled complex legal matters, including collective actions and multi-defendant cases. Alva has provided advice to employers to assist in managing their workforce and minimizing the risk of litigation through:
- Practical prevention solutions
- Comprehensive independent investigations
- Training programs
- Effective personnel policies
- Real-world advice