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James D. Crosby is a business trial attorney and partner at Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney, LLP.


 


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.


 


Mr. Crosby and his wife, Jill, have three grown daughters. They reside in San Diego and enjoy sailing, water-skiing, the beach, music, concerts, cooking, reading and, most importantly, spending time when they can with their daughters.


 


Specialties: General and complex business, commercial, intellectual property, unfair competition, securities and business tort litigation in state and federal courts.

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Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney, LLP

12750 High Bluff Drive
Suite 300
San Diego, CA, 92130

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 100%
    6 years

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  • James Cannon Huber

    Our firm referred James a client and he handled the matter with admirable professionalism and courtesy. He told the client exactly what he needed to hear to get the matter settled. I look forward to working with Mr. Crosby on future matters.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198305/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderKlinedinst PC2012 - Present
Attorney, OwnerJames D. Crosby, Attorney at Law1992 - 2012
Partner & AssociateMuns, Mehalick & Lynn1983 - 1992
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Law Library Justice FoundationTrustee2012 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, General Civil Litigation SectionVice Chair2011 - Present
American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Inn, San Diego, Ca.Barrister2010 - Present
San Diego North County Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionChair2010 - Present
Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San DiegoMember2000 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMentor1993 - Present
Bar Association of North San Diego County, Civil Litigation SectionMember1992 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
San Diego North County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
J. Clifford Wallace Inn of CourtBarrister2004 - 2005
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer ProgramDirector2001 - 2003
San Diego North County Bar AssociationPresident2000 - 2000
San Diego North County Bar AssociationVice President1999 - 1999
San Diego County Law Library Board of TrusteesPresident1998 - 1998
American Inns of Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Chapter 303 (North San Diego County).Barrister1998 - 2000
San Diego North County Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionChair1997 - 1999
San Diego North County Bar AssociationDirector1997 - 2000
San Diego County Public Law LibraryTrustee1996 - 1999
Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, Fee Arbitration Panel.Arbitrator1996 - 2004
Law Library Justice FoundationTrustee1996 - 1998
San Diego County Superior Court, North County BranchSpecial Civil Settlement Counsel1995 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
California Union v. Poppy Ridge PartnersN/A
Barnard v. Silva (In Re Silva)N/A
Baker v. United States of AmericaReversed for Plaintiffs
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Daily TranscriptCrosby joins Klinedinst as shareholder2012
Association of Business Trial Lawyers - San Diego ReporterReasonable Royalties under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act - What Does 'Provable' Mean Under Civil Code Section 3426.3(b)?2010
San Diego Daily TranscriptTechnology helping lawyers save time, money2010
San Diego Daily TranscriptLocal Lawyer Takes on Mexico in NAFTA Dispute2004
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
San Diego State UniversityMarine BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dinner MeetingTweets from Web 2.0 – The Rise of Social Media and Why Attorneys Cannot Ignore It2011
Monthly ProgramSocial Media and Attorneys2010