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Thomas C. Crosby
Thomas C. Crosby
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Thomas C. Crosby first practiced law in Oakland with Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May, a firm his great-grandfather and grandfather founded. In 1983 he joined Gordon & Rees LLP, where he practiced law for 18 years until he and Buddy Rowell opened Crosby & Rowell LLP in Oakland. Tom has been successfully litigating tort cases for 33 years, emphasizing personal injury and property damage claims resulting from alleged dangerous premises, product failure, chemical and toxic exposure and professional malpractice. Representative corporate clients have included Costco Wholesale Corporation, ITT Corporation, W.R. Grace & Co., Hewlett-Packard Co., Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railroad Company, United Agri-Products, Merck, and Federal Signal Corporation. A graduate of Santa Clara University (B.A., cum laude, 1977) and Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1981), Tom has three children and lives in Oakland.

MEMBER: Alameda County Bar Association, American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute and Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

ADMITTED: 1981, State Bar of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Northern, Central and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California


William B. Rowell
William B. Rowell
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William B. Rowell (Buddy) began practicing law at Gordon & Rees LLP, San Francisco, and left in May of 2001 with Tom Crosby to form their own firm in Oakland. Buddy has been recognized and profiled by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal as one of California's Promising Young Litigators. His expertise is tort litigation, especially toxic, product, public entity, construction defect, and premise liability. Buddy graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1991) and from the University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, McAuliffe Honor Society, 1995). Born and raised in Palo Alto, Buddy is the grandson of the late Frank Lee Crist Sr., attorney and State Assemblyman. Buddy lives in Lafayette with his wife and three children.

MEMBER: Bar Association of San Francisco; American Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; PARMA; CLM

ADMITTED: 1995, State Bar of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Northern, Central and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California


Amy M. Kimmel
Amy M. Kimmel
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Amy M. Kimmel has been practicing law with Crosby & Rowell LLP since graduating from Hastings College of the Law, University of California (J.D., cum laude) in 2001. The co-Symposium Editor of the Hastings Law Journal, 2000-2001, Amy authored the article Insulin: Can't be Disabled with It, Can't Live Without It. (Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 3). Born and raised in Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon (B.A., 1997), Amy lives in Berkeley. Amy currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Fund for Elders' Independence in Oakland.

MEMBER: American Bar Association; American Civil Liberties Union

ADMITTED: 2001, State Bar of California; Northern U.S. District Court of California


 
Michelle Liang Lu
Michelle Liang Lu
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Michelle Liang Lu began practicing law with Crosby & Rowell LLP after graduating from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2014. At Santa Clara Law, Michelle served as Business Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review and received CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and Corporate Governance. During law school, Michelle was a judicial intern for the Sixth District Court of Appeal and the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Michelle was also a litigation intern for the San Jose City Attorney’s Office where she analyzed public entity issues and represented the San Jose Police Department in Pitchess proceedings. Michelle received her B.A. in Communication Studies and Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2009, and currently lives in the East Bay.

MEMBER: American Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley

ADMITTED: 2014, State Bar of California


 
Eric Stephenson
Eric Stephenson
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Eric Stephenson came to Crosby & Rowell LLP after beginning his legal career at Rimon, P.C. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law (2011), where he earned a Health Law Certificate. During law school he worked for the Maryland Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, where he drafted criminal charging documents and assisted the investigation of claims of Medicaid fraud and elder abuse. He also worked for Center for Health and Homeland Security, researching state emergency regulations and biological bioterrorism. Eric received a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles (2008) and resides in San Jose.

MEMBER: American Bar Association

ADMITTED: 2012, State Bar of California


   
Toby Rowe
Toby Rowe
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Toby Rowe joined Crosby & Rowell LLP after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2014), where he received a scholarship for academic merit. During law school, Toby served as an intern at the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he authored a legal memorandum on federal debt collection rules. He also worked as a research assistant for several members of the Georgetown Law faculty. Toby received a B.A. magna cum laude in English Literature from Wheaton College of Massachusetts in 2009. A native of the Bay Area, Toby lives in Oakland.

ADMITTED: 2015, State Bar of California; Northern U.S. District Court of California


 
 
   
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