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Sherry Cross

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.4   10 reviews

also known as Sherry Cross

  • State Years
    California - CA 13 years
    Florida - FL 21 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sherry

Learn Sherry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense

    22 years

  2. Litigation
    Civil Litigation/Disputes

    22 years

I earned my Juris Doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. After passing the Florida Bar I was lucky enough to begin my legal career at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's office. There were over 2000 applications for 20 new attorney positions. During my five years as an assistant public defender I was the attorney of record in over 2500 cases, which included both felony and misdemeanor cases. 


Before, I was a public defender, my training began as a certified legal intern at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's office, which is limited to students who have completed at least two years of law school and meet certification requirements set by the Supreme Court of Florida.  Legal Interns who are "certified" by the state Supreme Court are able to represent public defender clients in and out of court. After attending the Public Defender Orientation Training Series, and while under the supervision of Miami-Dade Public Defender's office, I received assignments in the misdemeanor division. Each day I worked closely with an experienced assistant public defender who acted as my mentor. They taught my how to conduct client interviews, take depositions, engage in motion practice, handle daily court calendars and try cases.


I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for my undergraduate studies and earned a double major. I was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, as well and the Golden Key National Honor Society

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Cross Law Firm
10 Universal City Plaza
Suite 1950
Los Angeles, CA, 91608

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4.4 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Doug | May 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We hired Sherry to represent our son a in DUI case. She made numerous court appearances and fought diligently to prove him innocent. She genuinely cared and went the extra mile to get the case dismissed. Sherry is passionate, talented and tenacious. Her work ethic and professionalism is unmatched. She is the best defense attorney in the county. Experienced, honest and smart - A WINNER!
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2014
I worked with Sherry for a short amount of time but in that short amount of time she managed to get a ticket that was over $1,000 dropped for me & there were no points added to my record. I received the ticket when I lived in California but now I reside in Virginia. So, she kept in touch, went to my court hearing for me, and everything was dropped. Definitely recommend her to anyone! She saved me a lot of time, money, & headaches!
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Posted by Phill D. | August 12, 2013
Simply the Best - you can choose
Walked in with a DUI charge, walked out with (Speed Exhibition (1 point DMV), a $650 fine, 12 AA classes, 18 month probation (nothing to do). Can you get a better DUI attorney, I am not so sure if it's conceivable, let alone probable. She is also very reasonably priced, which is amazing considering her skill. I talked to 8 attorney's before hiring her. What made it clear to me to choose her was her demonstration of the minor points on which cases are argued. I was convinced after talking to her I could get a good resolution, if she convinced me so quickly she would convince others, (DA, Judge etc). Do yourself a favor and hire this professional Lawyer for your DUI case. Sincerely Phill D.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2013
Sherry is awesome!!! Best they have to offer!!!!
Sherry was amazing. She is very easy to talk to and my case was lessened because of her!!
Posted by Sagi | December 21, 2012
Saved my LIFE!!!
In tough times when the unexpected happened to me and I needed help, Sherry was there for me with extreme knowledge and patience. She helped me set my life back on track. I hope I will never need a lawyer again, but if I would need one, I would not call anyone but her.
Posted by O.N. | May 16, 2012
Professional, prepared and honest
I fully reccommend her! She was amazing! I was arrested for my first (and last) DUI. I was very scared because I had never been arrested before. Ms. Cross handled my case with ease and communicated with me every step of the way. I had her cell number and she always responded to my calls and texts within minutes. I had blown over the limit, but Ms. Cross was still able to avoid a DUI conviction for me which I am SOOO grateful for.
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Posted by JJ | April 10, 2012
Extremely Knowledgable, Got My Case Dismissed!
I was charged with a felony robbery charge. This was the first time I had ever been arrested and I was scared. Ms. Cross was extremely helpful. She knew the law and was immediately able to let me know what to do next. She went to court multiple times, filed motions, and was ultimately able to get the case dropped to a misdemeanor. I did some community service and then she went back to court and got the case totally dismissed. My record is clean today because of her. I cannot thank her enough. I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Cross to anyone who is in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2012
Kind hearted
When you need someone honest, fast, and smart call ms.cross she has incredible knowledge and experience.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2014
DUI client
I hired Sherry for A DUI case last year. Sherry is very reasonable priced and worked well with my payment options and payment plan. Wish I could have met with her more than initial meeting and plea deal and felt more valued as a client. Sherry did however negotiate a lesser charge (wet and reckless) despite dealing with stubborn prosecution who denied the deal several times. Thank u for all the help but i wish i could have dealt with you more personally...
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not worth the money
Very unprofessional. Difficult communicator. Also rude. Save your money and go somewhere else.
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • CDA
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Miami Dade Public Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2005


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Law
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Charge: 3rd DUI within10 years with high BAC reading Offer: 270 days in jail
  • Reduced to Wet Reckless - No jail time


  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • 1999 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Shortest Not Guilty Verdict
  • Sherry Cross
  • 2003


  • Los Angeles Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office
  • Law and Justice
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Sherry
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is as honest and hardworking as they come. Sherry goes the extra mile for her clients every single time. Truly one of a kind. I would trust her with my life."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cross is an excellent criminal defense attorney. She is compassionate to the needs of her client while aggressively advocating on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When you listen to Ms. Cross speak, you immediately understand why she has the respect of the judges and prosecutors all through Southern California. An extremely talented advocate for her clients rights, her success in the Criminal Court is a direct reflection of her relentless efforts."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sherry really knows her stuff. She fights hard for her clients and works non-stop to get the results they deserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A talented attorney and compassionate advocate. Sherry truly cares about her clients and getting them the best results possible."
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