Raquel (Hoover) Crump

Raquel Hoover Crump

Direct: 678.424.1380, Ext. 3
Fax: 404.795.1070
Email: rcrump@theemploymentlawsolution.com

Education:
J.D., Florida A&M University College of Law (2013)
B.A., Communication Studies & Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2010)

Admitted to practice:
Georgia, Washington, D.C., Florida, and multiple federal jurisdictions

Raquel H. Crump is an attorney with ELS focusing on employment law services for business clients that include advice and counseling, representation in litigation and agency matters, management and staff trainings, and drafting and review of employment policies and agreements. Raquel’s litigation experience includes representing employers in wage and hour matters (including class actions), administrative trials, before administrative agencies (including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), and mediation. Raquel has represented clients before the District Courts of Georgia and Florida, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the state courts of Georgia, and other administrative hearing bodies.

In addition to her law practice, Raquel is actively engaged in the community. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s 2017 Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Leadership Academy and served as the 2016 Vice President of Technology and Communications Committee Chair of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA). Raquel serves as a Mentor with the ELS Mentor Program, in collaboration with Carver High School, where she assists in preparing students for post-secondary education and helping them gain a sense of world-readiness.

Raquel earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree from Florida A&M University College of Law. In her spare time, Raquel enjoys taking dance classes, watching films with her sisters, and hanging out with her husband and mini-husky.

EXPERIENCE

    • Successful defense of a nation-wide retailer against employees’ discrimination claims filed in various jurisdictions.
    • Representation of government employer and successfully obtained Motion to Dismiss in Georgia Court against former employees’ claims for alleged failure to receive disability benefits.
    • First Chair experience representing large school district in administrative hearings.
    • Representation of home care company in federal court against former employee’s claims concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family Medical Leave Act.
    • Representation of HVAC company in federal court against former employee’s claims concerning overtime wages.
    • Representation of government employer in federal court class action suit against former employees’ claims regarding breach of contract and FLSA.
    • Representation of child care center against former employee’s claims concerning wrongful termination.
    • Creation and review of government employer’s policies and procedures.
    • Creation and review of commercial real estate developer’s employee handbook.
    • Review of cooperative bank’s policy and procedures manual.

PRESENTATIONS

        • Co-Speaker, “ELS Inside Edition: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law,” The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC (Mar. 2017)
        • Co-Speaker, “E2E: Where Education Meets Expertise,” Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators (Aug. 2016)
        • Co-Speaker, “Ethical Issues in Internal Investigations,” The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC (Mar. 2016)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Mentee, Labor & Employment Section Mentorship Academy
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • 2017 Leadership Academy
      • Labor & Employment
      • Inclusion in the Profession
      • Women in the Profession
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
  • Florida Bar
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Labor & Employment
    • Litigation
  • Leadership Institute of Women of Colors Attorneys, Inc. (LIWOCA), 2017 Leadership Conference Planning Committee

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • ELS Mentor Program, Mentor
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney
  • Saturday Lawyers Program, Atlanta Volunteers Lawyers Foundation
  • Volunteer Clinic for Veterans, Emory University School of Law
  • Will Projects, Habitat for Humanity