Raquel (Hoover) Crump

Raquel Hoover Crump

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

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/raquelcrump/

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.

Raquel has completed a comprehensive class and obtained a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Governance.

In addition to her law practice, Raquel is actively engaged in the community. She is a Girl Scout volunteer (she earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, highest award in Girl Scouts, in 2006) and co-chair of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Labor and Employment Committee. Raquel is included in the 2019 Georgia Legal Awards listing On The Rise. Raquel is also a 2018 and 2019 Academy Fellow of the National Employment Law Council (“NELC”), where she learned advanced skills training and gained a network of experienced minority labor and employment attorneys and mentoring relationships.

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.


  • 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
  • Representation before Department of Labor (wage and hour claims and unemployment insurance benefits hearing) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (drafting and submitting position statements and representation during on-site investigation)
  • 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
  • Creation and review of handbooks, policies, and procedures
  • Review and creation of independent contractor and employment agreements (offer letters)
  • Creation of hiring/onboarding checklist
  • Advice and counseling regarding employee termination
  • Workplace investigations on a wide variety of issues


  • Co-Presenter, “Navigating Issues of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” State Bar of Georgia Transition into Law Practice Program (TILPP) Feb. 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “FLSA & Holiday Pay,” Dury Consulting Dec. 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Ethical Investigations” Lexis Nexis University Oct. 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Sexual Harassment: What the Media is NOT Talking About,” Lexis Nexis University Oct. 2018
  • Presenter, “2018 HR Challenges,” South Metro HR Group Sept. 2018
  • Presenter, “Employment Law Practices for Small Businesses,” Georgia Women Certified Professional Accountants (GAWCPA) Aug. 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Sexual Harassment: What the Media is NOT Talking About,” The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC Mar. 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “YLD L&E Committee and Mentorship Academy,” State Bar of Georgia Labor & Employment Law Section Annual CLE Dec. 2017
  • Panelist, Project Pinnacle, Chief Judge Asha Jackson, DeKalb Superior Court Nov. 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “Game Changing Employment Law Challenges,” National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Sept. 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “ELS Inside Edition: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law,” The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC Mar. 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “Succession Planning and Adapting Your Firm’s Culture to the Future,” E2E: Where Education Meets Expertise, Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators Aug. 2016
  • Co-Presenter, “#MeToo—Legal Rights and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” My Sisters Keeper: A Financial Empowerment Workshop presented by The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Decatur-DeKalb Chapter June 2016
  • Co-Speaker, “Ethical Issues in Internal Investigations,” The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC Mar. 2016




  • Girl Scouts of the USA, Inc., 2019-Present
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, 2014; 2018-Present
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Attorney, 2016-Present
  • Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney, 2016-2017
  • Saturday Lawyers Program, Atlanta Volunteers Lawyers Foundation, 2015-2016
  • Volunteer Clinic for Veterans, Emory University School of Law, 2015
  • Will Projects, Habitat for Humanity, 2015