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Michael Crosby

Areas of Practice

Attorney Crosby conducts many of the initial consultations with our prospective clients. Consequently, he is acquainted with the areas of practice in which the Crosby Law Firm concentrates. Examples of these practice areas include, but are not limited to, Divorce/Family Law, Bankruptcy, Advanced Care Planning and Probate, Personal Injury Claims, DUI/Traffic and Criminal, Corporate and Business, and Real Estate.

Admitted to Practice Law

State of Illinois (1980)
State of Kansas (1976)
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1982)
United States District Court, Northern District of Kansas (1977)


Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science Degree (1973)
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree (1976)

Membership Associations

American Bar Association
American Prepaid Legal Services Institute
Illinois State Bar Association
Winnebago Bar Association

Michael Crosby - Crosby Law FirmBiography 

Michael Crosby is a Rockford native and happily married to the former Susan Liston also of Rockford, Illinois. They are the proud parents of four children. Shortly after graduating from law school, Attorney Crosby was employed as Regional Counsel to former U.S. Senator Bob Dole from 1977-79. Senator Dole was the United States Presidential Candidate for the Republican Party in 1996 and was the United States Vice Presidential Candidate for the Republican Party in 1976.In late 1979, Attorney Crosby resigned from Senator Dole’s staff and returned to Rockford where he launched his law practice in 1980. As the President and Managing Attorney for The Crosby Law Firm, Attorney Crosby is responsible for the management and administration of the law firm. Throughout much of his life, Attorney Crosby has been active in many church, civic, and professional endeavors including a seat on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Real Estate Section Council.

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Client Testimonials

Very thorough and professional. Staff is detail oriented, kind and compassionate. Handled my case quickly, saving me thousands of dollars. 10/10 would definitely hire again.

Denny Sanders


Client Testimonials

The Crosby Law Firm, specifically Danielle Burza- Smith helped me with my landlord and estate planning issues. Danielle explained everything really well! Would definitely recommend!

Staci Donald


Client Testimonials

Really good firm !!! Everyone there has made me feel welcome and when talking to attorney I feel like I’m talking to a friend. Staff is polite and very accommodating not to mention they always answer all of my questions and have never made me feel degraded because I don’t understand legal lingo like another firm did to me. Highly recommended !!!

Nicole Almond


Client Testimonials

I didn’t have to wait long to be seen. The staff was very friendly. I’m confident that they can handle my problem.

Don Kristofek


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