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Crystal L. Tyler

Of Counsel

P 804-212-2880 F 804-649-0403


Crystal L. Tyler


Crystal L. Tyler is of counsel in the Richmond, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She practices in the areas of employment and higher education, specifically, Title IX. In her higher education practice, Crystal represents colleges and universities in various employment issues in a broad range of litigation; counsels on a variety of issues, including campus sexual misconduct and employment issues; and conducts investigations of alleged sexual misconduct. Crystal also conducts training sessions for higher education clients regarding compliance with Title IX, the Clery Act, and civil rights laws; drafts and revises policies and procedures that comply with Title IX; and advises on various policy matters. Additionally, she serves as an outside, neutral investigator for higher education institutions in such areas as Title IX, sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment, and as a hearing chair and a decision-maker for Title IX and sexual misconduct hearings.

In her employment practice, Crystal represents employers in litigation, mediation, and arbitration involving a full range of employment-related claims involving arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various other federal and state laws. Crystal also provides counsel and training to employers to help them reduce risk and avoid litigation. She regularly advises employers on various employment-related issues including personnel policies and handbooks, discipline, performance management and termination, compensation, wage and hour, and compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2018-present)
  • Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2015-2016)
  • Virginia Business, Legal Elite (2021)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • City of Richmond Bar Association, Litigation section
  • Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law section
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Virginia Bar Association, Labor Relations and Employment Law section