Legal conflict introduces risk, vulnerability and uncertainty. James D. Crosby is a tough and trusted advocate during such times. A litigator with 28 years of experience, he can quickly determine whether a situation calls for a persistent fighter or a shrewd negotiator.
Mr. Crosby is AV Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability. He represents entities and individuals in general and complex business, commercial, intellectual property, unfair competition, securities, business tort and real property litigation in state and federal courts. He has represented clients in California as well as in New York, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina and South Dakota. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases, and has represented clients in JAMS and AAA business arbitrations, as well as NAFTA arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.
Specialties: General and complex business, commercial, intellectual property, unfair competition, securities, business tort and real property litigation in state and federal courts
State Bar of California, December, 1983. Admitted to practice - Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1988; United States Court of Appeals of the United States of America for the Ninth Circuit, 1986; United States District Court for the Southern District of California, United States Bankruptcy Court for The Southern District of California, 1983; United States District Court for the Central District of California, 1999; United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 2000; Supreme Court of the State of California, Superior and Municipal Courts of the State of California, 1983. Admitted to practice pro hac vice for cases in state and federal courts of New York, New Jersey, Nevada and North Carolina, 2007-2010
Professional Associations & Memberships
San Diego County Bar Association;
Bar Association of Northern San Diego County;
Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego;
Bar Association of Northern San Diego County Board of Directors, President, 2000, Vice-President, 1999, Director, 1997-1999;
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Board of Directors, 2001- 2003;
San Diego County Law Library Board of Trustees, President, 1998, Trustee, 1996-1999;
San Diego County Law Library Board of Trustees Facilities and Technology Committee, 1999 to 2001;
Law Library Justice Foundation of San Diego County Board of Trustees, Trustee, 1996-1998;
Barrister, J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court, 2004 to 2005;
Barrister, American Inns of Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Chapter 303 (North San Diego County), 1998-2000;
Barrister, American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Inn, San Diego, Ca. 2010-2011;
Chair, Civil Litigation Section of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, 2011.