Matthew Crosby

Matthew A. Crosby, Attorney

Matthew Crosby has 40 years of experience in civil litigation, probate and trust litigation, probate and trust administration, estate planning, and representation of individuals and corporations in all aspects of tax, securities, formation and operation, and planning and financing of corporate transactions. Matthew has considerable experience in all areas of corporate and real property law, including fiduciary duty and shareholder disputes, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, class actions, deeds, deeds of trust, leases, and complex real estate matters. He has testified in court as an expert witness on shareholder issues.

Matthew has litigated and tried numerous cases to victory throughout the United States, including civil, probate, quasi-criminal, and bankruptcy actions. His expertise extends to all facets of litigation, trial, and appeals.


Professional Certifications

Admitted to the Bar, State of California, 1976

Admitted to the Bar, United States District Court:
– for the Northern District of California, 1976
– for the Central District of California, 1995

Admitted to the Bar, United States Tax Court, 1987

Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2015

Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association

Member of the Silicon Valley Bar Association

Member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association


Santa Clara University Law School

August 1973 to May 1976
Degree: Juris Doctor
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
January 1971 to June 1973
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: American Studies

Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
September 1969 to January 1971

Honors and Activities

Practice of Law

Testified before the California Senate Judiciary Committee regarding new probate legislation. 
Watch the video here (beginning at 7:25 through 23:00)

Selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell