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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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  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Car Accident: 40%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Insurance: 10%

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Cross & Smith LLC

907 17th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401


ALAuthorized to practice law198908/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCross & Smith, LLC2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alabama Association for JusticeExecutive CommitteeN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Alabama State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Alabama Bar Institute for CLEUninsured Motorist Update1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Auburn UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLETruck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish2008
CLEWinning Your First Civil Trial2007
CLEJury Selection Tips2007
CLEEffective Trial Presentation2006
CLEDiscovery Practice & Settlement of Cases2000
CLEDepositions: Strategies and Techniques That Work1998
CLEGeneral Tort Law Update1998