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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 31 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 lives in Oakland with his three children.

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


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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


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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.

MEMBER: American Bar Association; American Civil Liberties Union

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


 
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Kristin Tarnstrom
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Kristin Tarnstrom came to Crosby & Rowell LLP in 2012 after completing a Judicial Clerkship with The Hon. Joseph E. Cardoza, Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court in Maui, Hawaii. Prior to her clerkship she was an attorney with Kerr & Wagstaffe, LLP and a Judicial Extern for The Hon. Saundra B. Armstrong of the Northern District of California. Kristi graduated from University of California at Davis Law School in 2009, and received her B.A. in Economics from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. While in law school, Kristi studied International Arbitration and Intellectual Property at the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Law in Denmark. Kristi currently lives in Oakland, California.

ADMITTED:2009, State Bar of California; Pending 2012, State Bar of Hawaii


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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


   
 
 
   
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