Kathryn S. Crouss

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Kathryn S. Crouss

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Location:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-739-7740
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“As an attorney, the work I do is complex, but my imperative is simple, and it’s always the same: I help people. Whether I am assisting a local business owner with employment policies, working with a family going through a divorce, or representing a victim of discrimination at work, I want to help. For all my clients, that means finding effective, meaningful, real-life solutions to problems. That’s important to me.”

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Domestic Relations & Family

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 2012
    • Honors: Recipient: CALI Award for Excellence: Non-profit Law Spring, 2011
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Honors: Recipient: Academic Scholarship, 2008-2011
    • Honors: Rodney E. and Gail M. Blakesley Law Scholarship, 2010
    • Honors: David Nelson Case Endowed Memorial Scholarship, 2011
    • Law Review: Western New England Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2011 - 2012
    • Law Review: Western New England Law Review, Staff Member, 2010 - 2011
  • Allegheny College
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Bay Path University, 2015 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Law Review Advisory Committee, 2014 - 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, CALI Awards for Excellence: Non-Profit Law, Spring 2011; Federal Litigation: Pension Rights, Fall 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Treehouse Foundation, 2015 - 2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, Dress for Success Western Massachusetts Chapter, 2013 - 2015
  • Classroom Reader, Link to Libraries, 2016 - Present

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Springfield

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012
  • Allegheny College, B.A.

Bar & Court Admission

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Professional & Community Activities

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Bay Path University, 2015-Present
  • Classroom Reader, Link to Libraries, 2016-Present
  • Board of Directors, Treehouse Foundation, 2015-2016
  • Co-Chair, Law Review Advisory Committee, 2014-2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Dress for Success Western Massachusetts Chapter, 2013-2015

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

  • Certified Mediator
  • Trained in Collaborative Law
  • LAR Qualified Attorney (Limited Assistance Representation), Hampden County
  • Trained Conciliator for MA Probate & Family Courts
  • Recipient, CALI Awards for Excellence: Non-Profit Law, Spring 2011; Federal Litigation: Pension Rights, Fall 2011
  • Editor-in-Chief, Western New England Law Review, 2011-12
  • Staff Member, Western New England Law Review, 2010-11

Law:  Don’t Fall Into Common Traps: An Employer’s Obligations to Sick and Disabled Employees,
BusinessWest, May 6, 2014

The Bay State’s Personnel Records Law,
BusinessWest, November 4, 2013

Bullying in the Workplace,
BusinessWest, July 30, 2013

Law Review Note: Welcome to The Jungle: Salespeople and the Administrative Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act; published in Western New England Law Review, volume 34