Michael Crosner (Of Counsel)
Michael has been a trial lawyer for over 45 years. He began his legal career as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office where he honed his trial advocacy skills. Within three years, Michael opened his own private litigation practice representing victims in criminal defense, personal injury and other areas of litigation. He is uniquely successful handling personal injury matters because of his experience gained as an award-winning insurance adjustor for a major auto insurance company.
As a result of Michael’s background and knowledge, his ability in representing injured victims is quite extensive. He is currently listed on AVVO (the largest attorney rating source) as the #9 lawyer on their All Time Leaderboard for legal advice in personal injury law and has answered over 3,000 questions as a personal injury attorney by AVVO. He has also been selected by LAW360 to be a Board Member of their Editorial Advisory Board. Michael has been licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court for the past 40 years.
Michael has successfully tried over 100 cases through verdict or judgment in a variety of areas of law and consistently obtained settlements against major corporations, insurance companies, municipalities and other public entities. He has been retained as a special contract attorney for the City of Santa Monica where he handled selected litigation and appeals. Most recently, he obtained a 1.25 million dollar settlement in a wrongful death motorcycle accident case; $1.1 million dollar settlement in a student bullying case where the highest offer made by the defense prior to mediation was less than $100k.; and several high six figure slip and fall victories in the past few years.
Michael has served as a private mediator and panel arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, and as judge pro tem. He has also been retained as a special contract attorney for the City of Santa Monica where he handled selected litigation and appeals.
Over the years, Michael’s practice has expanded into other areas, including employee rights and labor law. Moreover, in the past year alone, he has successfully settled dozens of wage and hour class actions and cases on behalf of employees terminated due to their pregnancy, disabilities, race, and for reporting whistleblower activities to their employer.
Awards & Associations
- Law360, Employment Law Editorial Advisory Committee
- American Arbitration Association
- Private Mediator
- American Arbitration Association Panel Member
- Special Contract Attorney - City of Santa Monica
- Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
- Allstate Insurance (Insurance Adjustor Of The Year)
- Southwestern Law School
- University Missouri- Kansas City (Honors Distinction) (Full Scholarship Student)