A Force in the Courtroom
Jim Crosby has a rich and varied history representing individual and institutional clients in all aspects of complex and general business litigation. His litigation expertise and trial experience are on par with top-flight litigators and trial attorneys in the largest of national firms, and his knowledgeable, direct, personal representation is the hallmark of his success.
While Jim has represented plaintiffs and defendants in all types of business litigation, his practice focuses primarily on commercial, contract, intellectual property, unfair competition, real property, and business tort litigation in state and federal courts.
Every matter is handled directly by attorney Jim Crosby and Raisa Leal, a paralegal with experience working as an attorney internationally. Their experience covers nearly all aspects of business dispute resolution, litigation, and trials. Jim and Raisa often handle highly complex matters, regularly taking on some of the biggest firms in California. Their effective collaboration as a team enables them to manage matters expeditiously, without the need for excessive staffing and associated overhead. Jim directly handles all depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and trials in all cases. Raisa assists Jim with myriad aspects of every case, with special emphasis on document management and eDiscovery. However, Jim and Raisa also rely on a network of proven attorneys to assist and support in discovery and motion practice as and when needed.
A Mentor Committed to the Legal Community
Jim Crosby regularly serves as a mentor to young attorneys informally and through the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Mentoring Program. Jim also serves in a variety of volunteer leadership positions in San Diego and throughout the state of California. His statewide leadership includes service as a Commissioner on the Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) Commission of the State Bar of California. His leadership in the San Diego legal community includes service as the President of the Board of Directors of the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Association, Vice President and Treasurer of the San Diego County Bar Association and as President of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County.
Jim also served on the Board of Directors of the Casa Cornelia Law Center, as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and as President of the San Diego County Law Library Board of Trustees. Jim also chaired the Civil Litigation Sections of both the San Diego County Bar Association and the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County and is co-host of the San Diego County Bar Association’s “Meet & Confer” podcast.
Consistent with his commitment to mentoring young attorneys and to excellence in legal profession, Jim has long served as a Master of the Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court.
Pro Bono Commitment
Jim has brought his considerable litigation skills and experience to bear in a variety of pro bono cases privately, through pro bono providers like Casa Cornelia Law Center and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and upon appointment by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California under the Southern District of California’s Plan for the Representation of Pro Se Litigants in Civil Cases. Jim’s recent pro bono activities include representing refugees seeking asylum in Immigration Court, tenants and tenant organizations in housing segregation/civil rights litigation, and a prisoner in prisoner abuse/civil rights litigation upon appointment by the United States District Court.