Alan G. CroneFounder

The more complex the case, the more interesting. I love unraveling facts and figuring out what’s really going on and come up with a sure-fire strategy for a solution.

Alan’s personal role model is St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, who taught that, because God can be found in our everyday work, all work is important. That’s why he listens so carefully to his clients and takes their concerns to heart.

Founder of the firm, he is our Team Leader.  Whether he’s helping achieve a business dream or seeking compensation for someone who’s been treated unfairly, he draws from a deep well of compassion and experience.  He’s a master at devising winning strategies and innovative tactics.

Sometimes the only thing to do is file a lawsuit and fight it out in court.  And other times it’s better to negotiate a settlement.  Either way, Alan knows how to get the best outcome.

A fifth generation Memphian, he is a voracious reader, semi-avid golfer.  The art of political negotiation has always fascinated him.  He has been active in local and state politics for more than 22 years.  He is former head of the Shelby County Republican Party and currently serves as Special Counsel to the Mayor of Memphis.

He is also the very proud father of 3 children and is devoted to his wife Allison.

Education and Experience

Memphis State University (B.A., 1987; J.D., 1990).

Omicron Delta Kappa; Delta Kappa Delta. Member: Moot Court Board; National Moot Court Competition Team.

Appointed Chief Counsel, Tennessee Department of Employment Security, 1995, by Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist.

Co-Founder and Managing Member, Crone & Mason, PLC.
November 1, 1995 to March 31, 2010

Member-Attorney Kramer + Crone, PLC
April 1, 2010 to May 1, 2011

Assistant Shelby County Attorney, 1996-2002.

Honors and Awards

Inaugural Recipient, Holy Family Award, presented by Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Inc. (2011)

Peer Review Rated ™ AV by Martindale Hubble ®
Listed as Super Lawyer ® (Labor and Employment) (2010)(2011)(2012)(2014)

Commissioner, City of Memphis Landmarks Commission (2006 to 2008)

Fellow: Memphis Bar Association (2006)

Leadership Memphis Class of 2002

Recipient, Top Forty Under Forty Award, 2000, presented by The Memphis Business Journal, November 10, 2000.

Memberships

Knight of Magisterial Grace: Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (Order of Malta)

Knight: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem

Memphis, Tennessee, Arkansas, and American Bar Associations.

Memphis Bar Association – Board of Directors (2005)
Chairman, Employment Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association (2005)

Member:
American Bar Association 
Litigation Section and its Committees on
(1) Pre-trial Practice and Procedure and
(2) Class Actions and Derivative Lawsuits;
Co-Chairman Employment and Labor Law Subcommittee of the Class Actions and Derivative Lawsuits Committee (2003-Present)
Labor and Employment Law Section and its Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation

Admissions

Licensed to practice law in Tennessee (1990) and Arkansas (1991).

Admitted to practice:

United States Supreme Court (2000).

U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee (1991);
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas (1991);
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee (2011);
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (2011);
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western Division of Tennessee (1990);
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (1991);
United States Multi-District Litigation Panel, (1996);
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1998);
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (2003);
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (2000);
Second Circuit Court of Appeals (2010);

Appeared pro hac vice:

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
United States District Court for the Maryland District;
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida;
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kansas;
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio;
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania;
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
United States District Court for the District of Utah;
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri;
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama;
United States District Court for the District of Nevada;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;
United States District Court for the Northern District of Virginia;
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois;
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri;

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida;
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of North Carolina;
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Florida State Trial Court;
Mississippi State Trial Court;
Colorado State Trial Court;
North Carolina State Trial Court;
Oklahoma State Trial Court;
Idaho State Trial Court;
Utah State Trial Court;
Oregon State Trial Court.
Maryland State Trial Court

Civic and Community Involvement

Communicant, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church;
Board of Directors, House of the Good Shepherd of Memphis, Inc. (2012 to Present)
Board of Directors, St. Louis School (2009 to 2012);
Board of Directors, Catholic Charities, Inc. (2005 to 2010) (Chair 2007 to 2010)
Board of Directors, Family Services of the Mid-South (1996-1998);
Board of Directors, Fire Museum of Memphis (1998 to 2001, Treasurer 1999-2000);
Special Judge, Shelby County General Sessions and City of Memphis Court.

Chairman, Republican Party of Shelby County, 1999-2003

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