Michael Crosby

Michael C. Crosby, Attorney


Michael Crosby has secured numerous trial victories in counties throughout Northern California, as well as the United States District Court, Northern District of California. Michael has litigated and tried civil, probate, and bankruptcy matters to juries, judges, and arbitrators. He has successfully briefed and argued multiple cases before the 1st District Court of Appeal and 6th District Court of Appeal.

Michael Crosby is skilled and experienced in all aspects of litigation and trial. In the course of representing clients, he has drafted pleadings, propounded and responded to written discovery, taken and defended depositions throughout the United States, prepared and filed motions, conducted research, directed case strategy, composed all manner of trial documents, conducted jury selection and voir dire, given opening statements, engaged in direct and cross-examination of witnesses, given closing arguments, and managed post-trial motions and appeals.


Professional Certifications

  • Admitted to the Bar, State of California, 2011
  • Admitted to the Bar, United States District Court
    • for the Northern District of California, 2012
    • for the Central District of California, 2012
  • Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2015
  • Admitted to the United States Tax Court, 2018
  • Member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member of the Silicon Valley Bar Association
  • Member of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association


  • Pitzer College (Claremont, CA — August 2000 – May 2001)
  • De Anza College (Cupertino, CA — June 2001 – June 2002)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA — September 2002 – June 2004)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management Economics from UCSC
  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose (San Jose, CA — August 2007 – May 2011)
    • Editor-in-Chief of the Lincoln Law Review
    • Valedictorian
    • Degree: Juris Doctor