James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law. Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation. San Diego, California. O: (619) 450-4149 C: (858) 705-0083 Email:


James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California


It’s interesting the specific memories that stick in your head and come back unexpectedly. Sitting in my office, on a Saturday, deadly-quiet, catching up from a busy week and getting ready for the next one, wishing I was outside. A very specific conversation from 35 years ago pops into my head. I was young lawyer, working hard, but still struggling to keep up with a heavy workload. Dick Lynn, a fine San Diego trial lawyer, then my boss, later my partner, and a real mentor to me (not sure he knows that, but true) saw I was struggling, and comes into my office. He didn’t give me some long speech, or criticize my efforts, or tell me I needed to work harder, or that I needed to be more efficient, …. He just said, “sometimes you just need to work a Saturday to keep up”. Good, simple, advice. That very small event and simple advice are stuck in my head, as clear as day, from 35 years ago. Amazing

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