Overview

Krystal N. Weaver focuses her practice on federal and state Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) law and regularly assists employers with a wide range of complex situations in the workplace. While prominently focusing on workplace safety and health, Krystal also supports employers with pre-injury/illness preventative practices, including site inspections and policy development, which includes managing catastrophic workplace accidents or fatalities. She also helps employers who have experienced workplace injuries and accidents or are subject to a federal or state OSHA inspection.

Krystal frequently represents employers in OSHA appeals, settlement conferences and hearings, and is well-versed in responding to written complaints and requests for information, including by the Bureau of Investigations (BOI).

Additionally, she has extensive experience handling communicable disease inquiries for clients and is a core member of the Littler’s COVID-19 task force, which developed return to work and compliance plans and written programs. Krystal is also a member of the firm’s Occupational Safety and Health and Workplace Practice Group, and is a leading member of  Littler’s OSHA Woman’s Group.

Krystal also represents clients of all sizes in a variety of employment disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour litigation. She has experience in class, representative, collective and individual contexts.

Outside of litigation, she provides counsel to employers regarding termination decisions, hiring guidelines and internal investigations. Additionally, Krystal conducts comprehensive employment practice analysis for local and national companies including revising personnel manuals, policies and employment-related contracts.

Previously, she was with a regional law firm where she exclusively practiced in the area of labor and employment, representing clients of all sizes on a variety of matters. Krystal served after law school as a law clerk to the Hon. Anthony J. Battaglia, District Judge in the Southern District of California.

During law school, she was an executive comments editor of the San Diego Law Review. She was also an associate board member of the Appellate Moot Court, chair of the Graduate Student Council, a member of various USD Board of Trustees Committees, and the Strategic Planning Core Team.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Board Member 2013-2019, President 2017-2018

Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter

Member

Lawyers Club of San Diego

Member

San Diego County Bar Association

Member

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Lawyer Representative

Southern District of California

2019-2022

Recognition

Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®

2021-2023

Order of the Coif

Dean's List

University of San Diego

2001-2004

Honors Program Thesis Presenter

University of San Diego

News, Analysis & Press

Practical Implications Following the California Supreme Court’s Rejection of the Borello Multifactor Test to Determine Who May be Classified as an Independent Contractor

NAMWOLF Newsletter

June 2018

Implications Following the Dynamex Decision

ABTL Newsletter

Summer 2018

Recent Developments in Automobile Law

51 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J.

Winter 2016

Recent Developments in Automobile Law

50 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J.

Winter 2015

Speaking Engagements

COVID-19 Updates and the Draft Permanent COVID-19 Standard

Client Webinar

August 9, 2022

COVID-19, Where Have We Been? Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?

Client Webinar

July 7, 2022

The Truth About Implicit Bias

FBA MCLE

January 2018

CFRA Regulations and Common Employment Pitfalls

SDEA HR Roundtable

September 2015

Is Your Severance Agreement Legal

ACCA Employment Roundtable

June 2015

Education

  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2012magna cum laude
  • M.Ed., Chapman University, 2008
  • B.S., University of San Diego, 2004summa cum laude

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida