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Mr. Cross graduated from Auburn University in 1985, with honors, and from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1989. He was Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review, and was a member of Bench and Bar and Phi Delta Phi. He also was selected as a member of both the National Trial Advocacy and ATLA Trial Teams.
Mr. Cross achieved national recognition while attending the University of Alabama School of Law. He was the recipient of the 1989 American College of Trial Lawyers Award for Most Promising Trial Lawyer.
He began his legal career as an attorney with Starnes & Atchison (now Starnes Davis Florie LLP) in Birmingham where he had the privilege of learning from some of the finest defense lawyers in the State of Alabama.
Mr. Cross has been a trial lawyer for 20 years. He has substantial experience representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts and has achieved multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for his clients in a broad range of cases. He has handled over 600 cases resulting in verdicts and settlements in excess of $85,000,000.00.
Mr. Cross has represented clients in state and federal courts in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. He represents plaintiffs in various types of cases including wrongful death, trucking litigation, drug and medical device litigation, toxic exposure, products liability, nursing home neglect, insurance fraud and bad faith, automobile accidents and work related injuries.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1989||08/13/2016|
|Attorney||Cross & Smith, LLC||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alabama Association for Justice||Executive Committee||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Alabama State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Alabama Bar Institute for CLE||Uninsured Motorist Update||1995|
|University of Alabama School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Auburn University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1985|
|CLE||Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish||2008|
|CLE||Winning Your First Civil Trial||2007|
|CLE||Jury Selection Tips||2007|
|CLE||Effective Trial Presentation||2006|
|CLE||Discovery Practice & Settlement of Cases||2000|
|CLE||Depositions: Strategies and Techniques That Work||1998|
|CLE||General Tort Law Update||1998|