Pepper Crutcher Headshot
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J.D., 1982
  • University of Mississippi
    B.A., 1979, English, History, and Political Science; Latin minor
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1982
  • Mississippi, 1986
  • Texas, 2008
  • Arkansas, 2013
About Pepper
Pepper is very knowledgeable about all areas of employment law, very accessible and very quick to respond
Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I chiefly advise private sector employers, their benefit plan administrators, and consultants.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    I treasure the relationships I have with long-time clients whose businesses I have learned, so that I function as a team member. As I see it, lawyering is a method; improving clients' lives is the mission.

  • What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice?
  • What legal challenges are you looking forward to tackling in the future?
MORE ABOUT Pepper
  • Affordable Care Act: Translated ACA employer mandate regulations into Boolean logic statements for coding by an HRIS software developer. (2014)
  • FLSA litigation: Consolidated before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, then litigated to a successful conclusion overtime claims asserted against a large poultry processor by thousands of its current and former employees. (2006-2011)
  • Affordable Care Act: Collective bargaining of group health plan changes provoked by the ACA. (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Successfully defended a public company in a whistleblower investigation of alleged accounting and securities fraud. (2010)
  • Affordable Care Act: Helped AIR Transmitters troubleshoot their forms, templates, and online services in preparation for generating and uploading 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C (2015, 2016)
  • Affordable Care Act: Helped smaller large employers assemble the required data and manually generate their 2015 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C (2015, 2016)
  • Affordable Care Act: Defended a public university in an HHS investigation of ACA section 1557 compliance (2015)
        Education
        • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1982
        • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1979, English, History, and Political Science; Latin minor
        Courts
        • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
        • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1982
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1983
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1983
        • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1982
        • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1982
        • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 1983
        Bar Admissions
        • Louisiana, 1982
        • Mississippi, 1986
        • Texas, 2008
        • Arkansas, 2013
        Professional Affiliations
        • Mississippi Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, chairman
        • The Mississippi Lawyer, former editor
        • Federalist Society of Mississippi, co-founder and board member
        • Federalist Society, National Lawyers Chapter
        • Labor & Employment Practice Group, executive committee 
        Awards & Accolades
        • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006 - present
        • The Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2009 - present
        • JD Supra Top Author, Readers’ Choice Awards, Affordable Care Act, 2017
        Community Involvement
        • ProBike Cycling, team racer (retired)
        • North Jackson Youth Baseball, coach (retired)
        • Mens Senior Baseball League, manager (retired)
        • Boy Scout Troop 8, assistant scoutmaster (retired)
        • Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church, deacon (inactive)
        • Jackson State University, adult jazz student of Dr. London Branch