James D. Crosby – Klinedinst PC

501 West Broadway Suite 600
San Diego, California 92101, United States

  • 619-239-8131

Practice/Organization Description

James D. Crosby is a business trial attorney and shareholder at Klinedinst PC, a Southern California business litigation and corporate law firm. Mr. Crosby chairs the firm’s Business Litigation and Co-Counsel Services practice groups.

Mr. Crosby is a highly-experienced litigator and trial attorney. For over 30 years, Mr. Crosby has successfully represented entities and individuals in general and complex business, commercial, intellectual property, unfair competition, securities and business tort litigation in state and federal courts. He has represented clients throughout California as well as in New York, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina and South Dakota. He has successfully 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.

Mr. Crosby is AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Crosby has received the highest ranking of 10.0, Superb, from AVVO. Mr. Crosby was named a Southern California SuperLawyer in 2014 for Business, Securities and Intellectual Property Litigation.

Mr. Crosby has been and remains a leader and active participant in professional organizations and the San Diego legal community, including the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, Lopardo #303 Chapter of American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court, Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego and The Lawyers Club. He presently serves on the Boards of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association, Casa Cornelia Law Center and the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Association. Mr. Crosby regularly provides pro bono services, including direct representation of political asylum applicants through Casa Cornelia Law Center. He has been licensed to practice law since 1983, and has numerous published opinions. He also is a frequent speaker on litigation, technology and the practice of law.

A native Southern Californian, Mr. Crosby was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Santa Barbara and has lived in San Diego since 1975. He attended San Diego State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Marine Biology in 1978. He attended the University of San Diego School of Law and received his law degree in 1983.

Bar Admissions

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

Education

University of San Diego School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

San Diego County Bar Association;

Bar Association of Northern San Diego County;

San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors, Treasurer - Current, Director - Current;

Bar Association of Northern San Diego County Board of Directors, President, 2000, Vice-President, 1999, Director, 1997-1999;

University of San Diego Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors - Current;

Casa Cornelia Law Center, Board of Directors - Current;

Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego;

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.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Crosby is AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Mr. Crosby has received the highest ranking of 10.0, Superb, from AVVO. Mr. Crosby was named a Southern California SuperLawyer in 2014 for Business, Securities and Intellectual Property Litigation.

Areas of Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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