After graduation from law school, John R. Crone joined a full service, general litigation and transactional law firm in Anchorage, Alaska. In this role, Mr. Crone primarily represented business clients in all manner of disputes, ranging from real estate and construction to securities and defense of wage and hour and discrimination claims. Learning to practice law in Alaska was trial by fire, and within a couple of years at this law firm, Mr. Crone had appeared before various administrative agencies, federal and state trial courts, as well as the Alaska Supreme Court. Importantly, in representing various businesses in employment related disputes, Mr. Crone gained knowledge on what motivates employers, how they view employment related disputes, and how to effectively propose solutions that make business sense. In seeking fair and efficient resolutions for clients, this experience has proved invaluable.
Upon leaving Alaska for Denver, Colorado, Mr. Crone joined an employee-side law firm and a firm that specializes in representing consumers in products liability cases. In both roles, Mr. Crone advocated for clients seeking to right a wrong, including numerous private and public sector employees. In working for these law firms, Mr. Crone represented clients before administrative agencies, trial courts, and courts of appeal. Not shy to take a case to trial or hearing, Mr. Crone learned that sometimes, the shortest path to resolving a client’s problem is by putting the facts before a judge, jury, or both.
By September 2018, it became clear to Mr. Crone that his passion for ensuring workers’ rights to dignity and fair pay in the workplace had surpassed his interest in other areas of the law. The time had come for Mr. Crone to focus solely on representing employees in workplace disputes and he opened The Law Office of John R. Crone, LLC to realize this goal. Since opening, Mr. Crone has continued his work by representing and advocating for employees only.
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2012
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
B.A., Fiction Writing, 2007
Alaska Bar Association
Employment Law Section, Alaska Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyer Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
The National Trial Lawyers
Honors and Awards
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
Clinical Practice Award, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2011
Recipient of the Sam & Freda Davis Scholarship, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2010-12
Volunteer Attorney, Employment Law Line 9, NBC 9News Denver, 2017-18
Judge, Advocates Cup, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2017
Volunteer Attorney, Alaska Martin Luther King Day: Free Legal Clinic, 2013-14
Teacher, Alaska Supreme Court LIVE, 2014
Judge, Alaska High School Mock Trial Championship, 2013
Presentations and Publications
Co-Chair, HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Orthopedic Devices and Hernia Mesh, Boston, Massachusetts, September 27, 2017.
Speaker, HB Litigation Conferences, “Mass Tort Med School + Class Actions”, Bi-Metal Hip Replacements, Orlando, Florida, March 15-17, 2017.
Document Destruction; Spoliation; Litigation Holds; Preservation Obligations; and Privilege – 16th Annual Complex Litigation Symposium, New Orleans, LA, November 2016.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – The 60-Day Clock is Ticking, Now What? Health Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association, October 2012.
A Cloud of Uncertainty Over Off-Label Marketing Claims, Trial 22-26 (July 2017).