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Samuel N. Crosby
Sam Crosby served as president of the Alabama State Bar from 2007-2008, the second Baldwin County attorney in 130 years to be elected to this position. In 2008, he became the first Alabama lawyer to receive the Chief Justice's Outstanding Leadership Award for his service to the public. This service, particularly in the area of funding for civil legal aid to indigent citizens, will continue to help many Alabamians.
Mr. Crosby's practice emphasizes the areas of civil litigation, probate practice, personal injury, trusts, wills, business law, guardianships, estates, real property, estate planning and mediation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Crosby practices in the firm's Daphne, Foley and Bay Minette offices. In 1973, Mr. Crosby graduated with academic distinction from the University of Virginia where he was an All Atlantic Coast Conference soccer player. He joined the firm after receiving his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law where he was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and Moot Court Board. He currently serves as a trustee of the University of Alabama Law School Foundation and serves on the Law School Executive Committee.
In 2013, he received the Howell T. Heflin award given by the Mobile and Baldwin County Bar Associations to recognize an Alabama judge or attorney who has brought honor and integrity to the legal profession during his or her years of service to the citizens.
Mr. Crosby is one of five practicing lawyers in the state who were appointed at large to the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism.
Mr. Crosby has served as President of the Baldwin County Bar Association and is a Life Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation. This fellowship is based upon dedication to the legal profession and community and is limited to 1% of the state bar association.
Mr. Crosby served as a local municipal judge and is retired from the JAG Corps of the United States Naval Reserve. He is also recognized as a premier mediator, well known for his legal, analytical and conciliation skills. He is one of twenty Alabama mediators selected as a charter member of the Alabama chapter of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.
Mr. Crosby has authored two books and numerous professional articles and columns. His book of humorous court stories, The Sleeping Juror ( www.sleepingjuror.com ), was published in 2002 by the Alabama Law Foundation and has raised over $43,000.00 for Kids' Chance Scholarships and indigent legal services. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Alabama Lawyer and Addendum magazines.
Since 2009, Mr. Crosby has been included each year in the Alabama Super Lawyers magazine in the practice area of Estate Planning and Probate.
In 2012, Mr. Crosby received the Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award from the Alabama State Bar. The award recognizes an individual for leadership in making free legal services available to the low income citizens.
Mr. Crosby has served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Alabama. He is a past director of Ecumenical Ministries, Inc., an organization which aids the poor in Baldwin County, and he has been active in numerous charitable and civic organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, the American Red Cross and the Waterfront Rescue Mission. He co-leads Crown Financial Ministries small group Bible studies each year and plays music at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church and Church of the Apostles, an Anglican church in Fairhope, where he is a member.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Estate Planning
- Probate Practice
- Business Law
- Real Property
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Certified Legal Specialties
- Certified Mediator
- Bar Admissions
- Alabama, 1978
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1979
- The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Honors: Member, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
- Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
- University of Virginia - 1973
- Honors: With Academic Distinction
- Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of South Alabama
Honors and Awards
- Recipient - Howell T. Heflin Honor and Integrity Award, 2013
- Recipient - Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award, 2012
- Recipient - Chief Justice's Outstanding Leadership Award, 2008
- Fellow, Alabama Law Foundation
- Fellow, National Conference of Bar Presidents
- Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 2005 - 2013
- President, Alabama State Bar, 2007 - 2008
- Professional Associations and Memberships
- University of Alabama Law School Foundation, Trustee
- Alabama State Bar Association, Member, 1978 - Present
- Baldwin County Bar Association, Past President
At the law offices of Stone, Granade & Crosby, P.C., we have long history of working with our clients to achieve their legal objectives in Alabama. The firms roots go back more than 100 years. Call or e-mail our law offices to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys. We welcome the opportunity to explain how our law firm can help with your legal issues.