ATTORNEY AT LAW
Jim Crosby has a level of experience, and history of success, in a wide variety of complex matters and sophisticated business disputes that few attorneys in San Diego County can match. Over his 40-year career, Jim has represented clients on both the plaintiff and defense side of high-profile disputes, and his work has been vital to the success of many San Diego businesses and individuals.
Primarily, Jim, and his team, represent entities and individuals in complex and general business, commercial, contract, intellectual property, unfair competition, securities, real property, and business tort litigation in state and federal courts. Jim has significant experience in nearly all areas of business litigation and trial work, and is often asked to share his expertise through speaking and writing engagements.
Often times, Jim is a “go to” attorney for larger law firms in need of co-counsel, or expertise, in high-profile and difficult issues. He also often works as an advisor and co-counsel for less experienced litigators in complex matters. His accolades and recognitions throughout his career include being named the “Outstanding Attorney of the Year” by the San Diego County Bar Association for 2022. He also has been named a “Top Attorney” by the San Diego Daily Transcript and a “Top Lawyer” by San Diego Magazine. He enjoys AVVO’s highest ranking of 10.0 and has been named a San Diego “Super Lawyer” for the past ten years and a Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyer. Jim has been named to the San Diego Business Journal’s list of the “Best of the Bar.”
Jim is a recognized leader in San Diego’s legal community. Jim regularly mentors less experienced attorneys and has served in a variety of high-profile volunteer leadership roles. He recently served as a Commissioner on the State Bar of California Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluations (JNE Commission), the group that helps California’s governor assess candidates for judicial appointment. He currently serves as an Alternate to State Bar Review Committee of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (RJNE). Jim is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law teaching Trial Advocacy, and has long served as a Master in the Welsh Inn of court. Jim also served on the Board of the San Diego County Bar Foundation, as President of the Board of Directors of the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Association, as Vice President and Treasurer of the San Diego County Bar Association, and as President of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County. Additionally, Jim’s volunteer leadership has included serving 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 chaired the Civil Litigation Sections of both the San Diego County Bar Association and the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County and has served on numerous other committees of both professional organizations.
Truly committed to the serving his community, Jim routinely provides pro bono legal services, most recently providing representation to political asylum seekers in immigration proceedings, plaintiffs in a San Diego County housing discrimination case, and a prisoner plaintiff in a civil rights case 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 earned his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University and his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Outside of practicing law, Jim enjoys sailing, biking, rafting, outdoor adventures, and, most importantly, spending time with his wife Jill, their three daughters and spouses, and their new grandson. In 2022, the Crosby family completely unplugged to enjoy a full week rafting the Grand Canyon – a river run Jim had taken over 40 years earlier. Jim will return to the Grand Canyon in Spring 2024 for another extended run of the canyon and its world-class rapids. Jim regularly sails the San Diego Bay and the ocean off Pt Loma in his (smoking fast!) 20” daysailer, and, an avid rider, is currently training for a series of extended and century rides in 2024.
In addition, Jim and Jill love to travel and enjoy cooking, entertaining with friends, and dining out. They are passionate about music, and regularly attend concerts and live music events.
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