Tobias W. Crawford (“Toby”) focuses his practice on higher education law, employment law, and complex litigation. He represents clients before trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies. His litigation experience ranges from employment discrimination and executive compensation lawsuits to shareholder disputes, wage and hour class actions, and civil rights claims. Toby defends colleges and universities in faculty disputes, student disciplinary matters, and other matters. He also assists these institutions in developing policies that comply with Title IX, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Massachusetts Fair Educational Practices Law, and other federal and state laws.
Toby counsels businesses and nonprofits on an array of employment issues, including medical leaves, disability accommodations, employment agreements, and wage and hour requirements. He reviews personnel policies, troubleshoots employee issues, and assists employers in complying with new workplace laws. He regularly provides legal advice on federal and state employment laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, and Chapter 151B.
Before joining Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Toby served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Garvan Murtha, United States District Judge for the District of Vermont, and the Honorable Leo T. Sorokin, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. As a student at Boston College Law School, Toby competed on a national moot court team and interned at the United States Attorney’s Office in Vermont.