Crowson & Crowson, LLP

Crowson & Crowson, LLP

Crowson & Crowson, LLP is a boutique law firm providing high quality, cost-effective, and personalized legal representation to a diverse group of business clients throughout El Paso, West Texas and New Mexico.

Firm Overview

We help businesses of all sizes with employment and labor law, business and commercial litigation, collections, banking and loan documents, and outside general counsel matters.

Personalized Focus & Pragmatic Advice
We work with businesses to provide the same resources clients would get at a large firm but with personalized focus and attention of a small firm. Our clients benefit from the diverse expertise and high level of service we provide, as well as our consistent goal to exceed client expectations. We work hard to develop long-lasting client relationships based on personal attention to the needs of our clients. We offer pragmatic advice to our clients in any legal situation with a focus on resolving disputes in the most cost-effective manner possible.

We invite you to browse our website to get to know us better.
Main Office
Main Office
725 South Mesa Hills Drive, Building 2, Suite 2
El Paso  TX  79912
Phone
  • 9155337717
Websites
Employment
Crowson & Crowson handles all aspects of labor and employment matters which both large and small businesses face in Texas and New Mexico.
Employment Counseling & Management
-Assist Businesses in Developing Policies, Procedures and Employee Handbooks
-Negotiate and Draft Employment, Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
-Day to Day Advice on Employment Issues
-Draft Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs and Defense of ADR Claims
-Develop Affirmative Action Plans and Statistical Analyses of Workforces
-Assist Employers in Developing Strategies to Maintain Union-Free Environments
-Wage and Hour Compliance
-Workforce Training on Employment Issues (sexual harassment, discrimination, etc.)

Agency & Administrative Representation
-Unemployment Claims (Texas and New Mexico)
-EEOC Charges
-Charges filed with Texas Workforce Commission and New Mexico Dept. Workforce Solutions
-Department of Labor Audits & Investigations
-Texas Payday Act Claims
-New Mexico Wage Hour Claims

Employment Litigation
-Employment Discrimination Litigation
-Sexual Harassment Litigation
-Workers' Compensation Retaliation Claims
-Wrongful Termination, Defamation, Tort, Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims

Employment Contract Litigation
-Nonsubscriber Negligence Litigation
-Trade Secrets, Confidentiality, Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Disputes with Former Employees
-Compliance With State and Federal Employment Laws, Affirmative Action, Wage/Hour, Leave of Absence and Health and Safety Issues (OSHA)
-FMLA Litigation
-Wage & Hour Litigation

- Overtime issues
- Exemptions
- Bonuses and commissions
- Independent contractor versus employee status
- Tipped employees, including tip pools and the tip credit
- Meal periods and rest breaks
- "Off-the-clock"
- "Donning and doffing"
- On-call and travel time

Walker F. Crowson

Practice areas
Walker has a diverse litigation practice representing clients in employment, commercial and business litigation. He is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His employment practice involves representation of clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, including federal and state anti-discrimination laws, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, FMLA, unemployment claims, defamation/slander and other common law claims, nonsubscriber negligence, covenants not to compete, and breach of contract claims. Walker's clients include large publicly traded companies, governmental entities, and private and family-owned businesses of all sizes. He has successfully tried cases to jury verdicts in state and federal courts and has extensive experience arbitrating cases in a variety of forums, including arbitrations with the American Arbitration Association, Texas Arbitration Mediation Services and private arbitrators.

Walker represents general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in a wide array of commercial and construction litigation, including claims under the Texas McGregor Act and the Miller Act, and has successfully represented clients in claims involving Texas and New Mexico materialman and mechanic's liens. Walker also handles collection litigation for businesses, including suits for breaches of promissory notes and guarantees as well as sequestration, repossession, garnishment and foreclosure matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, Walker has an active dispute resolution practice. He serves as an arbitrator in employment and nonsubscriber cases in private arbitrations and arbitrations conducted through the American Arbitration Association, in which he serves as a AAA employment panel member. Walker also mediates employment, nonsubscriber and business litigation cases.

Walker also serves as outside general counsel to T&T Staff Management, El Paso's largest private employer.

Professional affiliations
-State Bar of Texas
-State Bar of New Mexico
-El Paso Young Lawyers Association (President, 2005-2006)
-El Paso Society for Human Resource Management (Chair, Employment Law & Labor Relations Committee, 2004-2007)

Bars and courts
-Texas, 1999
-New Mexico, 2000
-U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
-U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
-U.S. Court of Appeals,5th Circuit

Professional experience
-Kemp Smith, LLP, 1999-2005
-Crowson & Crowson, LLP, 2005-Present

Education
-University of Texas at Austin, B.A, 1996
-Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999

Honors and awards
-2014 Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazines
-2008 - 2014 Texas "Rising Star" Attorney, Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazines
-2006-2007 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, El Paso Young Lawyers Association
-2006 Professional of the Year, El Paso Society for Human Resource Management

Professional and civic involvement
Walker is active throughout the El Paso community in professional and civic organizations. Walker is the immediate past President of the Sun Bowl Association and served as its general counsel for several years. He is a past chairman of the Westar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Basketball Tournament. He is a past president of the El Paso Young Lawyers Association, which named him the 2006-2007 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in El Paso, and the former chairman of the Employment and Labor Law Committee of the El Paso Society for Human Resource Management, which honored him with the EPSHRM 2006 Professional of the Year Award. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the El Paso Bar Association and the El Paso Chapter of the Ex-Students Association of the University of Texas at Austin. Walker currently serves on the Board of Directors of El Paso Country Club.

Reported cases
-White v. FCI USA, Inc., 319 F.3d 672 (5th Cir. 2003) (upholding summary judgment on Sabine Pilot claim)
-Rodriguez v. Corp. for Nat'l & Community Svc. et al, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67534 (W.D. Tex. June 23, 2009) (granting motion to dismiss on plaintiff's disability discrimination claims)
-Meza v. CSK Auto, Inc., 2005 WL 1958389 (W.D. Tex. Aug. 15, 2005) (granting summary judgment on plaintiff's age and race discrimination claims)

Certification
-Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    J.D , 1999

Harold E. Crowson, Jr.

Practice areas
Mr. Crowson has 40 years of experience representing banks and businesses in commercial transactions and litigation, collections and creditors' rights, real estate, foreclosures, construction, mechanic's and materialman's liens, and creditors' rights in bankruptcy litigation. He has extensive experience in sequestration (Texas) and replevin (New Mexico) suits and other proceedings relating to the seizure of collateral securing debts owing to clients.

Professional affiliations
-State Bar of Texas
-El Paso Bar Association (Former Director, 1989-1992)

Bars and courts
-Texas, 1972
-U.S. District Court, Western of Texas

Professional experience
-Assistant District Attorney, El Paso County, Texas, 1972-1973
-Studdard & Melby, 1973-1986
-Crowson & Ingram, 1986-2004
-Law Office of Harold Crowson, 2004-2005
-Crowson & Crowson, 2005-present

Education
-University of Texas at El Paso, B.A, 1969
-University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional and civic involvement
-Mr. Crowson is a former Director of the El Paso Bar Association and a past president of the El Paso Country Club
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law
    J.D. , 1972
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