Attorney at Law
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.
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Release of Liability
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Benefits & Compensation
- Contractor Agreement
- Contractor Termination
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Termination
- Employee Termination Consults
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Dispute Consults
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Labor Litigation
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- Worker's Compensation Claims
- Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Claims
- Other Labor & Employment Matter
- Case Law Research
- Letter of Intent
- Other Legal Research & Writing Matter
"“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"
"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.”"
Patricia E. Crotwell, Esq.
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.
The High Country Market
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.
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.
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.
Braun & Crotwell, PLLC
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.
Richard J. Braun & Associates
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.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
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.
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Jul 1992 - Jul 1993
I prepared draft opinions on appeals of criminal convictions.