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.
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.