Overview

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:

  • Coaching
  • Practical prevention solutions
  • Comprehensive independent investigations
  • Training programs
  • Effective personnel policies
  • Real-world advice

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2011, 2013-2016

News, Analysis & Press

EEOC Examines Use of Credit Checks in Employment Screening

Hillsborough County Bar Association – Corporate Counsel Update

April 2011

Wage Theft Statutes: A Glimpse of Things to Come?

Hillsborough County Bar Association – Lawyer Magazine

February 2011

The EEOC Renews Scrutiny Into Mandatory Retirement Policies

Hillsborough County Bar Association – Lawyer Magazine

April 2010

Mixed Motive Analysis Under the ADEA

American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section: Supreme Court Alert

June 2009

Books & Book Chapters

  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment Discrimination Law, Chapter Monitor/Chair, Fourth and Fifth Editions by Lindemann and Grossman, 2009-2010, 2013-2015

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University School of Law, 2004
  • B.S., University of Tampa, 1999

Bar Admission

Florida

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida