Michael Howard Crosby - #125778
Current Status: Active
This member is active and may practice law in California.
See below for more details.
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
PO Box 7030
San Diego, CA 92167
|Phone Number:||(619) 521-3300|
|Fax Number:||Not Available|
||Undergraduate School:||No Information Available;|
Labor & Employment
||Law School:||Western State Univ; CA|
|Effective Date||Status Change|
|12/22/2011||Not Eligible To Practice Law|
|12/15/1986||Admitted to The State Bar of California|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law
State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|11/16/2012||11-O-13513||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|12/22/2011||11-O-13513||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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November 16, 2012
MICHAEL HOWARD CROSBY [#125778], 61, of San Diego was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on one year of probation and he was ordered to take the MPRE within one year. The order took effect Nov. 16, 2012.Crosby stipulated to four counts of misconduct in a wrongful termination suit he filed for a client. The defendants offered a $5,000 settlement and said they would file bankruptcy if Crosby’s client rejected the offer. The client made a counter-demand of $95,000 and the defendant filed for bankruptcy, listing the client as a creditor. She believed Crosby represented her in the bankruptcy.However, Crosby did not attend several meetings and conferences and the wrongful termination case was dismissed. He never informed the client or took any steps to reopen her case. Crosby did not respond to the client’s many attempts to reach him or to a bar investigator.He admitted he failed to perform legal services competently, respond to client inquiries, inform a client of significant developments or cooperate with a bar investigation.In mitigation, Crosby had no prior discipline in 24 years of practice, he performed community service and he belatedly cooperated with the bar’s investigation.