Crone Hawxhurst LLP - Los Angeles, California Litigation Law Firm

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Crone Hawxhurst is a law firm based in Los Angeles, California. We are trial lawyers who focus their practice on business litigation including intellectual property, employment and consumer class action defense. We work throughout the United States and are able to represent clients in courts and arbitrations nationwide. We have our main law office located in California but connect throughout the country.

Our founding partners have been trained and mentored by some of the best legal professionals. Mr. Daryl Crone is one of the founding attorneys of Crone Hawxhurst. Specializing in complex commercialand intellectual property litigation, Mr. Crone has had years of experience in the field and has successfully litigated all types of cases involving commercial contracts, intellectual property and product liability.

He has been able to accomplish cases involving trademarks and copyrights and has protected many famous ones. In addition, Mr. Crone has been able to represent clients in appellate matters in the California appellate courts as well. Recognized for main awards and accomplishments, attorney Crone continues to get acknowledged as a "Rising Star."

Mr. Jerry Hawxhurst is the co-founder of Crone Hawxhurst and has been a legal professional practicing commercial trial since 1994. Mr. Hawxhurst was able to practice and learn from some of the best law firms, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and, before that, at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s New York and Los Angeles offices.

Mr. Hawxhurst practices trials from everything involving complex commercial litigation, consumer class action litigation, employment litigation, antitrust, royalty disputes, copyright, trade secrets, entertainment litigation, securities litigation and general business litigation in state and federal courts, as well as private arbitrations. Jerry also provides pre-dispute counseling on a variety of issues.

Crone Hawxhurst takes pride in their talent and skills as advocates for their clients. The background of the partnership, associates, and professional staff provide an array of diversity to the team. They are able to represent clients with the personal touch of a small firm, and maintain affordable rates for all


The Firm’s culture is built around camaraderie, teamwork and a desire to get the best results for our clients.  We start each week with a Monday morning, all-hands attorney meeting to discuss cases, legal developments and share ideas.  Every Friday, the Firm hosts a catered lunch for all employees.

The office atmosphere is serious, yet relaxed.  Great lawyering is mandatory; suits are not.  Office attire is “casual Friday” every day of the week.  Suits are reserved for court appearances and client meetings.

Our people play as hard as they work.  Everyone is encouraged to pursue interests outside the Firm, from hobbies to charitable endeavors.  As a group, we are guitar players, hip-hop dance team members, mixed-martial artists, cyclists, carpenters, gardeners, aspiring cooks, sports fanatics, bloggers, painters and philanthropists.


Crone Hawxhurst have been named as among the top lawyers in America and a “New Star” by Lawdragon magazine.  For the last several years running our partners have been named “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” by Los Angeles magazine.  Our lawyers have been elected to the Antitrust and Unfair Competition executive committee of the California State Bar, and invited to speak and write on a number of substantive law issues.

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