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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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    14 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel Forouzan

    Ms. Cross is an excellent criminal defense attorney. She is compassionate to the needs of her client while aggressively advocating on their behalf.


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  • Joshua Paul Shelton

    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.


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Contact info

Cross Law Firm

10 Universal City Plaza
Suite 1950
Los Angeles, CA, 91608


FLMember in Good Standing200306/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Shortest Not Guilty VerdictSherry Cross2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCDA2005 - 2011
Assistant AttorneyMiami Dade Public Defender's Office2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Miami-Dade County Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Charge: 3rd DUI within10 years with high BAC reading Offer: 270 days in jailReduced to Wet Reckless - No jail time
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/ALaw2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Miami-Dade Public Defender's OfficeLaw and Justice2004