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Tom Crosley

Managing Partner

Tom Crosley is a nationally recognized leader in personal injury law. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in 1988, and his law degree from the University of Houston in 1992. He was admitted to the bar in the State of Texas in 1992, and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to forming the Crosley Law Firm, P.C. in 2005, he was a partner with Branton & Hall, P.C. in San Antonio, where he worked for ten years. He began his legal career in Houston as an associate at Brown McCarroll, LLP.

Contact Tom at tom@crosleylaw.com

Mr. Crosley is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In 2001, he served under appointment by the Bexar County Commissioners Court to the Advisory Board for the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center and he served in that position until 2006.

He is a member of numerous legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association, and his peers have frequently elected him as a leader. His service includes time as the 2019-2020 president of the San Antonio Bar Association, the 2017 president of the American Board of Trial Advocates, San Antonio Chapter, and the 2002 president of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Crosley is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and the San Antonio Bar Foundation, for which he also serves on the board.

Mr. Crosley has tried more than 50 cases as first-chair trial counsel, nearly all of them from the plaintiff’s side of the docket.

Mr. Crosley’s docket of cases includes personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from automobile and trucking accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, and related areas.  In 2006, 2010, and 2016, he obtained one of the 100 highest personal injury verdicts in the nation, as reported by American Lawyer Media. In 2018, he obtained the #2 and #3 highest injury verdicts in Texas against an automobile insurance company as reported by TopVerdict.com.

  • The American Association of Justice
  • The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 2005-present; Advocates Director, 1999-2001)
  • The San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 2000-2001; President, 2002; Director Ex Officio, 2003-present)
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates (inducted 2004; Secretary, 2014; Treasurer, 2015; Vice President, 2016)
  • The American Bar Association The Texas Young Lawyers Association (Director, 1997-2001)
  • The San Antonio Bar Association (President, 2019-2020; President-Elect, 2018-2019; Vice President, 2017-2018; Secretary, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016; Director, 2004-2006 and 2013-2015)
  • The San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (Director, 1997-2001; Vice President, 2000)

Professional Achievement

Mr. Crosley is also a Life Fellow of the Texas and San Antonio Bar Foundations and is a member of the State Bar of Texas, The State Bar College, and the American Inns of Court.

Since 2003, Mr. Crosley has been named each year to Who’s Who in American Law, as published by Marquis. In 2004, he was named a “Rising Star,” a recognition given to the top 2.5% of lawyers age 40 and under. He has since been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2004 and every year from 2006 to the present as published by Thomson Reuters; this distinction is based on peer recognition and professional achievement and is limited to the top 5% of attorneys. Since 2013, he has repeatedly been named one of the “Top 50 Attorneys” in Central and West Texas (out of more than 20,000 attorneys) by the same organization.

Mr. Crosley frequently serves as an author and speaker for legal seminars on litigating traumatic brain injury cases and other topics relating to personal injury trial law. He has given more than 60 speeches and presentations at continuing legal education seminars throughout Texas and in other states as well. Many of his cases have been covered by news affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and more, including one series of cases that was featured on the national program, Inside Edition. In particular, Mr. Crosley is a staunch advocate against drunk driving, and often volunteers his time to handle these cases pro bono.

Top Case Results

$28 Million

A drunk driver killed a beloved father and severely injured his wife. Our clients received one of the top 100 jury verdicts in the nation that year, giving them the closure and justice they needed.

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$16 Million

Our client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury from a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler truck tractor. The case later settled for $6,000,000.00. After 40% in attorney fees and 4% in case expenses, $3,340,972.00 was final amount awarded to client. This is a story of results, of digging deeper, of seeking out medical expertise, and of the attorneys at Crosley Law Firm doing everything in their power to make sure justice was delivered to their client.

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$12 Million

Our client, a married father of two young children, was killed in an explosion on an oil field drilling site in West Texas. We filed a lawsuit against several companies that caused or contributed to dangerous conditions that led to the explosion. After attorney’s fees and case expenses, the widow and children received a net settlement of $6,920,000.

$11.5 Million

Our 16-year-old client sustained a traumatic brain injury at an indoor trampoline park. At trial, we won a record-breaking verdict against the negligent company. The case later settled for $5,250,000.00, and the clients’ net recovery was approximately $2,875,000.00.

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$9 Million

Our client, a 24-year-old pedestrian, was struck by a delivery driver. He suffered two broken legs, soft tissue injuries, and a traumatic brain injury. The case settled at mediation for $9,000,000. After fees and expenses, our client’s net recovery was $5,205,784. According to Verdict Search, this is one of the highest settlements of the year nationally for this type of case.

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$6.3 Million

A vehicle fire led to burn injuries and a fatality. We filed claims against the vehicle manufacturer and negotiated a settlement for the victims. After deducting their costs and attorney's fees, the clients received $3,200,000.00.

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Index: Articles, Speeches, etc.

  • The Bar Association as a Community, San Antonio Bar Foundation Gala, September 14, 2019, San Antonio, Texas
  • Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in UM/UIM Claims: A Roadmap in Light of Allstate v. Irwin, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Real World CLE Seminar, September 20, 2019, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in UM/UIM Claims After Allstate v. Irwin, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, live webinar, October 15, 2019.
  • Victim/Offender Mediation, American Bar Association/YLD, La Jolla, California, February 1998
  • Pleadings, Charge and Judgment Issues in Automobile Collision Cases, State Bar of Texas, Automobile Collision Case Institute, Dallas, Texas, September 1998.
  • The Big Ones Are Fun, But the Little Ones Pay the Bills (Or Do They?):  Successful Pursuit of Soft Tissue Injury Claims, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury Course, Houston, April 2001 and Dallas, May 2001.
  • Recognizing Potential Class Actions: A Primer on Class Action Prerequisites, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Hot Tips for Hot Times Seminar, South Padre Island, Texas, August 2-3, 2002.
  • So You Want To Be A Trial Lawyer? St. Mary’s Trial Lawyer’s Association, St. Mary’s Law School, San Antonio, Texas, October 30, 2002.
  • Effective Voir Dire in Car Wreck Cases, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Car Wrecks Seminar, Houston, Texas, December 5, 2002.
  • Handling The Car Wreck Case – An Overview, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Real World CLE, San Antonio, Texas, July 25, 2003.
  • Effective Voir Dire in Car Wreck Cases, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Voir Dire Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, December 3, 2004.
  • The Rising Costs of Health Care, a panel discussion, SA Greater Chamber of Commerce, Leadership San Antonio, at UTHSCSA, San Antonio, Texas, January 5, 2005
  • Briefing Both Sides of an Expert Challenge, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Maximizing Your Case Recovery, Houston, Texas, April 7, 2006.
  • Tort Reform, San Antonio Rotary Club, San Antonio, Texas, May 26, 2006.
  • UM/UIM Issues, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, Dallas, Texas, December 1, 2006.
  • Recent Developments in UM/UIM Litigation, UT CLE, The Car Crash Seminar, Austin, Texas, June 7, 2007.
  • Recent Developments in UM/UIM Litigation, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Dallas, Texas, July 19, 2007, San Antonio, Texas, August 2, 2007, and Houston, Texas, August 23, 2007.
  • Trial Lawyers, Court Reporters and Litigation Support Teams: Tips on Making Better Presentations and Records at Trials and Mediations, San Antonio Bar Association Litigation Section CLE Program, October 11, 2007, San Antonio, Texas.
  • A Pre-lit and Litigation Overview, The Car Crash Seminar, The University of Texas at Austin/School of Law CLE, August 14 – 15, 2008, Austin, Texas.
  • Litigation of Motor Vehicle Cases, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, September 19, 2008, San Antonio, Texas.
  • A Trial Lawyers’ Overview, Texas Trial Lawyers Panel, October 15, 2008, St. Mary’s School of Law, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Referral Fees, San Antonio Lawyer Magazine, September-October 2010, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Coverage:  A Review of Texas Case Law Since Brainard, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Works for Trial Lawyers Seminar, June 1, 2011, Austin, Texas.
  • Haygood v. Escabedo:  The Ongoing Saga of “Paid vs. Incurred,” San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Real World CLE, September 8, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
  • UM/UIM Issues, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Road Rules – A CRASH Course (Car Wrecks CLE), October 6, 2011, Dallas, Texas.
  • UM/UIM Issues, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Road Rules – a CRASH Court (Car Wrecks CLE), March 29, 2012, Houston, Texas.
  • UM/UIM ISSUES, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June 6-8, 2012, Bastrop, Texas.
  • Haygood v. Escabedo:  The Ongoing Saga of “Paid vs. Incurred,” San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 Annual CLE: “Trial: The Plaintiffs’ Perspective,” September 27, 2012, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Haygood v. Escabedo:  The Ongoing Saga of “Paid vs. Incurred,” Capitol Area Trial Lawyers Association, October 9, 2012, Austin, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: An Overview, State Bar of Texas, PROSECUTING OR DEFENDING A TRUCKING OR AUTO ACCIDENT CASE, November 1, 2013, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, San Antonio Trial Lawyers, monthly luncheon, October 16, 2014, San Antonio, Texas.
  • A Bedrock of Democracy, Juries Vanishing, San Antonio Express-News, June 9, 2014, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2015, July 9, 2015, Dallas, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2015, July 29, 2015, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2015, September 10, 2015, Houston, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – Recent Developments in Neuro Imaging, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury CLE, December 3, 2015, Houston, Texas.
  • Safe Passing Laws: The Intersection of Law, Vehicles, Bicycles, Pedestrians and Other Vulnerable Road Users, Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, March 9-11, 2016, Houston, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2016, July 6, 2016, Dallas, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2016, July 27, 2016, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Increasing Your Case Value: The Top Five Factors that Drive Larger Settlements and Verdicts in Personal Injury Cases, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, SATLA Real World CLE, September 9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2016, September 14, 2016, Houston, Texas.
  • “High Flying Danger: Suits Against Trampoline Parks,” Trial Magazine, December 2016.
  • Painting the Defendant Driver into a Corner: Deposition Strategies in Vehicle Crash Cases, Auto Crash Litigation 4.0, Las Vegas Car Wreck CLE Conference, 360 Advocacy™, April 2, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Texas Bar CLE, 33rd Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2017, July 27, 2017, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Ethical Issues in Settling TBI Cases, Texas Bar CLE, September 7, 2017, Houston, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, Stafford Publications, Inc., Traumatic Brain Injury Claims: Navigating Litigation Complexities, Webinar, November 16, 2017.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: An Update for Lawyers, Texas Bar CLE, 34th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2018, July 26, 2018, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: An Update for Lawyers, Texas Bar CLE, 34th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2018, August 30, 2018, Dallas, Texas.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: An Update for Lawyers, Texas Bar CLE, 34th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2018, September 6, 2018, Houston, Texas.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Claims: Navigating Litigation Complexities, Stafford Publications, Inc., live webinar, November 14, 2018.
  • TBIs: An invisible, yet very real injury, Trial Lawyer Nation, Episode 23 – Traumatic Brain Injury, Podcast, December 1, 2018.
  • Course Director for Texas Bar CLE, 35th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2019, July 24, 25, and 26, 2019, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Litigating Brain Injury Cases: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Texas Bar CLE, 35th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2019, July 25, 2019, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Moderator: Judges Panel – How Not to Shoot Yourself in the Foot at Trial.  Texas Bar CLE, 35th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2019, July 25, 2019, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: An Overview, American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2019 Convention, July 28, 2019, San Diego, California.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, UT Law 2019 Car Crash Seminar, August 1, 2019, Austin, Texas.
  • Litigating Brain Injury Cases: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Texas Bar CLE, 35th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2019, August 8, 2019, Dallas, Texas.
  • Welcome Remarks from the San Antonio Bar Association, Texas Center for the Judiciary Annual Meeting, September 4, 2019, San Antonio, Texas
  • Litigating Brain Injury Cases: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Texas Bar CLE, 35th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2019, September 5, 2019, Houston, Texas.
  • Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: An Overview, Michigan Association for Justice, Winning TBI Cases for Adjusters and Juries, September 6, 2019, Novi, Michigan.
  • The Bar Association as a Community, San Antonio Bar Foundation Gala, September 14, 2019, San Antonio, Texas
  • Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in UM/UIM Claims: A Roadmap in Light of Allstate v. Irwin, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Real World CLE Seminar, September 20, 2019, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in UM/UIM Claims After Allstate v. Irwin, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, live webinar, October 15, 2019. 
  • From the Boy in the Mirror to the Man in the Arena:  Tips for Success for Young Men, Young Men’s Service League, Mission Chapter, January 12, 2020, Alamo Heights City Hall, San Antonio, Texas. 
  • How to Setup Your Office to Work Remotely in Response to Covid-19, San Antonio Bar Association, live webinar, March 20, 2020, San Antonio, Texas.
  • How to Prepare Your Law Firm for Remote Work. Trial Guides, LLC, live webinar, March 25, 2020, Portland, Oregon. 
  • Preparing Your Law Firm for Remote Work: Technical and Practical Tips from the Experts, Vista Consulting Team, live webinar, April 2, 2020, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   
  • ModeratorLaw Day – Progressives Are From Mars; Conservatives are from Venus,  byLisa Blue, Ph.D., J.D. San Antonio Bar Association, live webinar, May 1, 2020, San Antonio, Texas. 
  • Moderator: Town Hall Meeting re: Re-Opening of the Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio Bar Association, webinar, June 12, 2020, San Antonio, Texas. 
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want, SA Lawyer Magazine article, July/Aug 2020 edition, San Antonio, Texas.
  • What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Cybersecurity.  Trial Guides, LLC, live webinar, July 29, 2020, Portland, Oregon.
  • Ain’t That a Kick in the Head? What Every Family Lawyer Should Know About Personal Injury Law, Texas Bar CLE 46th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, webinar, August 3-6, 2020, San Antonio, Texas. 
  • Digital Marketing for Lawyers:  From the Basics to the Latest.  Trial Guides, LLC, live webinar, August 26, 2020, Portland, Oregon. 
  • ForewordDigital Marketing for Law Firms by Chip LaFleur. Published by Trial Guides, LLC, Portland, Oregon, on August 26, 2020. 
  • Division of Injury Settlements During Divorce, presentation at Prof. Pamela George’s Advanced Marital Property Seminar, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas on August 31, 2020. 
  • “Zooming” Into Court:  How Covid-19 Has Changed the Practice of Law.  Optimist Club of San Antonio, September 15, 2020, San Antonio, Texas. 
  • Recovery of Attorney Fees in UIM Cases, 2020 Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Virtual CLE Seminar, What You Absolutely Positively Gotta Know About …, November 11/12, 2020.

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