Hon. Daniel M. Crowley is a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court. He was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in December of 2018. He was initially assigned to a criminal assignment, handling traffic cases, then misdemeanor and felony arraignments, and then misdemeanor trials. In 2020, he was assigned to the Court’s Personal Injury Hub Court in the Central District, where he is currently Managing Judge.
Judge Crowley is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara (’82) and the University of San Diego School of Law (’87). Mr. Crowley joined the law firm of Booth, Mitchel & Strange, LLP in August of 1987. He became a partner in the firm in 1992 and then became Managing Partner in 2009. He remained in that position overseeing Booth Mitchel’s 4 offices until his appointment to the Los Angeles Superior Court.
As an attorney, Judge Crowley had extensive trial experience in both civil and criminal courts. He successfully tried cases both for plaintiffs and defendants and handled appeals in both State and Federal Court. His clients included Fortune 500 Companies and various insurance companies. Judge Crowley represented manufacturers and retailers in products liability, environmental, premises liability, employment, and commercial and warranty cases.
Judge Crowley is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys. He is a member of Los Angeles County Bar and a former member of its Board of Trustees. He is a past Chair of the LACBA’s Litigation Section Executive Committee and a past chair of LACBA’s Trial Practice Inn of Court. He participated in the LACBA’s Trial Attorney Project in 1992. Judge Crowley is the immediate past-chair of and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Irish American Bar Association. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of Loyola Law School’s Civil Justice Program.