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Tom Crosley

Tom Crosley San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney

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Tom Crosley 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.

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.  He is a past president of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association in 2002, and is the current president of the American Board of Trial Advocates (inducted 2004, Secretary, 2014, Treasurer, 2014, Vice President 2015, President Elect 2016, and President 2017).  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. In addition to being the 2017 President of the American Board of Trial Advocates, San Antonio Chapter, he currently serves as the 2017-2018 Vice President of the San Antonio Bar Association. He served as the president of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association in 2002. He has been a member of American Association for Justice since 1996.  He has been an active member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 2005-present, Advocates Director, 1999-2001), the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (Director, 2000-2001, President, 2002), the American Bar Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association (Director, 1997-2001), the San Antonio Bar Association (Vice President, 2017-2018, Secretary 2016-2017, Treasurer, 2015-2016, Director, 2004-2006 and 2013-2016), the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (Director, 1997-2001, Vice President, 2000) and the American Inns of Court.  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 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.

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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. In 2013, 2015, and 2016, he was 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 topics relating to personal injury trial law. He has given more than 40 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.

He is also an active member of numerous legal organizations, including:

  • 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 (Secretary, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016; Director, 2004-2006 and 2013-2015)
  • The San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (Director, 1997-2001; Vice President, 2000)

Board Certification

Held by Tom Crosley

Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certification

Held by Tom Crosley

Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Index: Articles, Speeches, etc.

  1. Victim/Offender Mediation, American Bar Association/YLD, La Jolla, California, February 1998.
  2. Pleadings, Charge and Judgment Issues in Automobile Collision Cases, State Bar of Texas, Automobile Collision Case Institute, Dallas, Texas, September 1998.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Effective Voir Dire in Car Wreck Cases, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Car Wrecks Seminar, Houston, Texas, December 5, 2002.
  7. Handling The Car Wreck Case – An Overview, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Real World CLE, San Antonio, Texas, July 25, 2003.
  8. Effective Voir Dire in Car Wreck Cases, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Voir Dire Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, December, 3, 2004.
  9. 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.
  10. Briefing Both Sides of an Expert Challenge, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Maximizing Your Case Recovery, Houston, Texas, April 7, 2006.
  11. Tort Reform, San Antonio Rotary Club, San Antonio, Texas, May 26, 2006.
  12. UM/UIM Issues, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, Dallas, Texas, December 1, 2006.
  13. Recent Developments in UM/UIM Litigation, UT CLE, The Car Crash Seminar, Austin, Texas, June 7, 2007.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Litigation of Motor Vehicle Cases, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, September 19, 2008, San Antonio, Texas.
  18. A Trial Lawyers’ Overview, Texas Trial Lawyers Panel, October 15, 2008, St. Mary’s School of Law, San Antonio, Texas.
  19. Referral Fees, San Antonio Lawyer Magazine, September-October 2010, San Antonio, Texas.
  20. 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.
  1. Haygood v. Escabedo:  The Ongoing Saga of “Paid vs. Incurred,” San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Real World CLE, September 8, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
  2. UM/UIM Issues, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Road Rules – A CRASH Course (Car Wrecks CLE), October 6, 2011, Dallas, Texas.
  3. UM/UIM Issues, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Road Rules – a CRASH Court (Car Wrecks CLE), March 29, 2012, Houston, Texas.
  4. UM/UIM ISSUES, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, June 6-8, 2012, Bastrop, Texas.
  5. 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.
  6. Haygood v. Escabedo:  The Ongoing Saga of “Paid vs. Incurred,” Capitol Area Trial Lawyers Association, October 9, 2012, Austin, Texas.
  7. 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.
  8. Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, San Antonio Trial Lawyers, monthly luncheon, October 16, 2014, San Antonio,Texas.
  9. A Bedrock of Democracy, Juries Vanishing, San Antonio Express-News, June 9, 2014, San Antonio, Texas.
  10. Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2015, July 9, 2015, Dallas, Texas.
  11. Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2015, July 29, 2015, San Antonio, Texas.
  12. Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2015, September 10, 2015, Houston, Texas.
  13. 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.
  14. Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – Recent Developments in Neuro Imaging, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury CLE, December 3, 2015, Houston, Texas.
  15. Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2016, July 6, 2016, Dallas, Texas.
  16. Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2016, July 27, 2016, San Antonio, Texas.
  17. 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.
  18. Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – An Overview, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury 2016, September 14, 2016, Houston, Texas.
  19. “High Flying Danger: Suits Against Trampoline Parks,” Trial Magazine, December 2016

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