Patricia Crotwell Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Patricia Crotwell

Patricia Crotwell

Attorney at Law

Lake City
Colorado
Licensed in
CO, TN
University of Tennessee
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About
Patty is a 20 year veteran of the legal profession. She had a proven track record in both private practice and in-house. Her practice areas include contract negotiations, litigation, and employment matters.

Patty is effective at both written and oral explanations of complex concepts to sophisticated legal audiences as well as to non-lawyers. She can quickly build solid working relationships with her team members and is consistently successful in protecting the interests of her client.

She lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and two geriatric dogs but represents clients throughout the country.
27
Years
experience
Fortune 500 Badge

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"“Patty is a consummate professional, an accomplished generalist with a solid understanding of complex legal issues and an exceptional ability to effectively balance legal risk and business priorities.” Emily Studer, Regional Counsel - U.S. and Canada, ERM Group"

Lab Discount Project
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Patty has done a fantastic job for us on numerous matters for ERM, including litigation, contract, regulatory and licensing work. Most recently, she handled a project related to our corporate licensing portfolio and opportunities with key clients. She asks the right questions and her work product is top quality. Patty is that rare combination of impeccable legal skills combined with business acumen and common sense.”"

Corporate Licensing Portfolio update
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Patricia E. Crotwell, Esq.

Solo Practitioner

Oct 2018 - Present

I am currently a solo practitioner specializing in commercial, employment, and litigation work for corporate and attorney clients, including but not limited contract negotiations, HR policy and procedure reviews, brief writing, research, document review, form review, and policy/procedure development.

Oct 2018 - Present

The High Country Market

Owner

May 2013 - Sep 2018

I was the co-owner of a thriving grocery/deli/catering business in Lake City, Colorado for 6 years. I managed weekly orders and deliveries from 17 distributors, all aspects of the kitchen and deli. I catered events for 100+ guests, controlled food costs to ensure profitability, and managed staff. At the end of the 2018 summer season, we closed the store and leased the building.

May 2013 - Sep 2018

ERM Group

Senior Corporate & Litigation Counsel

Jan 2009 - Mar 2013

While at ERM, I worked the commercial side, negotiating a wide variety of client agreements for consulting, construction, remediation, and design/build. I also served as the primary US employment counsel and worked closely with HR on hiring, terminations, EEO matters, w/c matters, benefits and litigation. Finally I managed domestic and international litigation matters.

Jan 2009 - Mar 2013

FedEx

Contract Attorney

Sep 2007 - Dec 2008

As a contract attorney for FedEx Corporation, I supported a small subsidiary called FedEx Supply Chain Services, Inc. I was primarily responsible for negotiation of client agreements; however, the interpretation and interplay of DOT Hazardous Materials regulations, IATA DG regulations, and FDA regulations were also significant responsibilities.

Sep 2007 - Dec 2008

Braun & Crotwell, PLLC

Owner/Partner

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007

I had a heavy federal and state court practice focused on employment and commercial litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants. This practice required extensive legal research and writing, preparation of pleadings, and appellate briefs. I have a strong working knowledge of federal and state court civil procedure.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007

Richard J. Braun & Associates

Associate Attorney

Aug 1994 - Dec 2000

I had a heavy federal and state court practice focused on employment and commercial litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants. My practice included extensive legal research and writing, preparation of pleadings, and appellate briefs. Strong working knowledge of federal and state court civil procedure.

Aug 1994 - Dec 2000

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

Judicial Clerk

Jul 1993 - Jul 1994

During my judicial clerkship, I prepared draft opinions on social security disability appeals, habeas corpus, prisoner claims, and general dispositive motions.

Jul 1993 - Jul 1994

Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Judicial Clerk

Jul 1992 - Jul 1993

I prepared draft opinions on appeals of criminal convictions.

Jul 1992 - Jul 1993

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