Jacob S. Crawford


(918) 574-3014 | jake.crawford@mcafeetaft.com | Tulsa
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Jake Crawford is a trial lawyer whose practice is focused on the representation of employers exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law, including the litigation of disputes involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act.

Jake also counsels clients on best practices and compliance matters involving employee handbook policies and procedures, wage and hour law, the proper classification of workers, discipline and termination, drug and alcohol testing, and employment agreements and restrictive covenants. A significant portion of his counseling practice is devoted to assisting clients in avoiding discrimination, harassment, retaliation and unlawful termination charges.

Jake currently serves as vice president of legislative affairs for the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Jake’s achievements have earned him inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (labor and employment law – management).

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Experience, Honors, & Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (labor and employment law – management)

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Tulsa County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (Vice President, Legislative Affairs)

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At The Podium

Social Media, First Amendment and Whistleblower Issues

Oklahoma Public Employer Labor Relations Association's 2020 Training Day
Glenpool, OK | February 27, 2020

Stump the Lawyer: What Are Your Burning Employment Law Questions?

2019 TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 7, 2019

Guns and the Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Navigating Oklahoma’s Gun Laws

Greater Muskogee Manufacturing Alliance
Muskogee, OK | October 23, 2019

Dazed and Confused: Managing drugs in the workplace

Tulsa, OK | April 4, 2019

Stump the Lawyer

TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 1, 2018

Non-compete, no-solicitation and confidentiality agreements

McAfee & Taft Webinar Series
Online | June 14, 2018

Stump the Lawyer

TAHRA Employment Law & Practices Seminar
Tulsa, OK | November 2, 2017
Attorney Articles


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U.S. Supreme Court declares Title VII prohibits LGBTQ employment discrimination
FLSA paperwork on desk

Navigating the Coronavirus: Don’t forget about the FLSA

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

EEOC’s background check guidelines shot down

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |
Medical Marijuana: Maintaining a safe workplace

Medical pot and safety-sensitive positions

The Journal Record |

Wage deduction agreements and the FLSA

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC |

DOL proposes new increased salary thresholds for overtime exemptions

McAfee & Taft EmployerLINC Alert |

Unlikely to Succeed

Oklahoma Law Review |

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  • Oklahoma, 2012
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma


  • J.D., with highest honors, University of Oklahoma, 2012
    • Oklahoma Law Review; Comfort Scholar; 9 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Oklahoma, 2005