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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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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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Shareholder||Klinedinst PC||2012 - Present|
|Attorney, Owner||James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law||1992 - 2012|
|Partner & Associate||Muns, Mehalick & Lynn||1983 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Law Library Justice Foundation||Trustee||2012 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association, General Civil Litigation Section||Vice Chair||2011 - Present|
|American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Inn, San Diego, Ca.||Barrister||2010 - Present|
|San Diego North County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section||Chair||2010 - Present|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego||Member||2000 - Present|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Mentor||1993 - Present|
|Bar Association of North San Diego County, Civil Litigation Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court||Barrister||2004 - 2005|
|San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program||Director||2001 - 2003|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||President||2000 - 2000|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Vice President||1999 - 1999|
|San Diego County Law Library Board of Trustees||President||1998 - 1998|
|American Inns of Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Chapter 303 (North San Diego County).||Barrister||1998 - 2000|
|San Diego North County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section||Chair||1997 - 1999|
|San Diego North County Bar Association||Director||1997 - 2000|
|San Diego County Public Law Library||Trustee||1996 - 1999|
|Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, Fee Arbitration Panel.||Arbitrator||1996 - 2004|
|Law Library Justice Foundation||Trustee||1996 - 1998|
|San Diego County Superior Court, North County Branch||Special Civil Settlement Counsel||1995 - 1998|
|California Union v. Poppy Ridge Partners||N/A|
|Barnard v. Silva (In Re Silva)||N/A|
|Baker v. United States of America||Reversed for Plaintiffs|
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|San Diego Daily Transcript||Crosby joins Klinedinst as shareholder||2012|
|Association of Business Trial Lawyers - San Diego Reporter||Reasonable Royalties under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act - What Does 'Provable' Mean Under Civil Code Section 3426.3(b)?||2010|
|San Diego Daily Transcript||Technology helping lawyers save time, money||2010|
|San Diego Daily Transcript||Local Lawyer Takes on Mexico in NAFTA Dispute||2004|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|San Diego State University||Marine Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1978|