Michael Crosner


Michael has been a trial lawyer for over 50 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 has been 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. Michael has been licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court for the past 40 years.

Michael has successfully tried over 100 cases in a variety of areas of law and has settled countless cases against major corporations, insurance companies, municipalities and other public entities. More 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.

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. In 2015, Mike was appointed to be a Board Member of Law360’s Employment Law Editorial Advisory Committee. 

Mike has been “of counsel” to Crosner Legal since the firm’s inception and directly participates in wage and hour class and representative actions, individual discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits, and consumer & privacy class cases. Mike has been responsible as lead counsel or co-lead counsel for prosecuting hundreds of wage & hour and other class/representative actions in both federal and state courts throughout California. 

Mike is also a dedicated to using his legal skills and experience to assist the less fortunate whenever possible. Throughout his career, Mike has volunteered to perform pro bono legal representation for those unable to afford legal counsel, and has been a court appointed counsel in numerous cases for indigent individuals.

Awards & Associations

  • Law360-Employment Law Editorial Advisory Committee
  • American Arbitration Association


  • Michael R. Crosner Law Corporation
  • Private Mediator
  • American Arbitration Association Panel Member
  • Special Contract Attorney - City of Santa Monica
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • Allstate Insurance (Insurance Claims Supervisor Of The Year)


  • Southwestern Law School, Juris Doctrate
  • University Missouri- Kansas Citym Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors Distinction) (Full Scholarship Student)

Client Testimonials

They did a great job. They were very helpful they explained things well and definitely easy to reach! Keep up the good work guys!

Jossy R.

The Crosner Legal Team went far and beyond to get my case resolved in a quick and easy manner. They kept me updated and most importantly they fought to receive top compensation and came out on top.

Omar G.

Thank you guys soooo much great work! Hopefully my exemployer gets more seriousely professional and doesnt treat other employees like they did with me. And if they do continue i hope those employees give you guys call!

Miguel P.

Testimonials and endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Cases & Settlements

$4.1 M

Agricultural Warehouse

Warehouse worker alleged minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest break violations in a class action against her employer, a large agricultural manufacturer, distributor and retailer. […]
$3.9 M

Warehouse Workers (Wage & Hour)

A settlement was reached on behalf of warehouse workers of a manufacturing plant. Plaintiffs’ primary allegation was that they, and the similarly situated employees, were […]
$3.7 M

Health Care Workers

Crosner Legal was lead counsel in a settlement reached on behalf of non-exempt Health care workers in California alleging wage and hour violations, including but not limited […]
$3.25 M

Security Guards

Crosner Legal was lead counsel in a settlement reached on behalf of non-exempt Security guards in California alleging wage and hour violations, including but not limited to […]