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Silas G. “Dell” Cross, Jr.

dell.cross@crossandsmith.com
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Phone: 205.391.0618
Fax: 205.391.9557

907 17th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Background

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.

Practice and Results

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.

Education

J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1989

B.S., Auburn University, 1985
with honors

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of Alabama
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Courts of Alabama

Affiliations

Mr. Cross serves on the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice and is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and the Alabama State Bar. He also has served on several state and local bar planning committees and panels.

Speeches and Publications

Mr. Cross has been a frequent lecturer in Alabama in the area of civil litigation. He has written several materials and spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars across the state.

Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish - National Business Institute CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2008

Jury Selection Tips - Barristers Educational Services, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2007

Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish - National Business Institute CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2007

Winning Your First Civil Trial - National Business Institute CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, June 2007

Effective Trial Presentation - Barristers Educational Services, Birmingham, Alabama, December 2006

Discovery Practice & Settlement of Cases - Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, November 2000

Depositions - Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, December 1999

Depositions-Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Montgomery, Alabama, December 1999

Discovery Practice & Settlement of Cases - Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, October 1999

General Tort Law Update - Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Montgomery, Alabama, December 1998

General Tort Law Update - Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, October 1998

Depositions: Strategies and Techniques That Work - Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, October 1998

Fundamentals of Advocacy - Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 1997

Preparation and Management of a Typical Personal Injury Case from the Plaintiff’s Perspective - Tuscaloosa County Legal Secretaries Association, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 1996

Uninsured Motorist Update - Alabama Bar Institute for CLE, Birmingham, Alabama, November 1995

Legal Assistants:

Leslie Brady
E-mail: leslie.brady@crossandsmith.com

Kelly Paust
E-mail: kelly.paust@crossandsmith.com