Driven by an intense determination to obtain the maximum recovery in every case, the firm’s attorneys have handled a broad range of accident and injury cases resulting in verdicts and settlements in excess of $125,000,000.00.
In the first quarter of 2018, the firm has recovered in excess of $3,000,000.00 for its clients in cases pending in several West Alabama Counties.
In February 2018, Cross & Smith recovered $300,000.00, which represents the policy limits available to the other driver, in a car wreck case pending in Tuscaloosa County. A claim for underinsured motorist benefits in the amount of $1,000,000.00 is pending.
Firm attorney Dell Cross served on a panel discussion presented by the Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the University of Alabama School of Law in January 2018. The CLE program, “Professionalism to The Court, Your Client and to Opposing Counsel,” included attorneys from the Birmingham law firms of Balch & Bingham, LLC and Starnes Davis Florie LLP.
Cross & Smith filed a breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit in January 2018 arising out of the failure of an insurance company to pay underinsured motorist benefits. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division.
“They are wonderful people and did a great job with my case. I know that they have a lot of clients, but when they spoke with me I always felt like they were completely committed to my case. They kept me updated on what was going on and always returned my calls. I am very pleased on how my case was handled and very happy with the outcome. They are the best law firm and I would recommend them to anyone.”
— Jacqueline E.
“I was very impressed and very well taken care of by their firm. They all were always patient with me when I called and always super nice to me. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and will definitely recommend their firm to other people.”
– Jodi P. – Russellville, Alabama
Cross & Smith is a law firm that handles personal injury, wrongful death and insurance cases throughout the State of Alabama. Our offices are conveniently located in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. We have over 25 years of experience in a wide array of cases ranging from automobile accidents between individuals to complex cases against the most powerful corporations in the country. We adhere to the highest professional standards and appreciate the trust our clients have placed in us. Our firm’s attorneys and staff understand that while each case is different, hard work and detailed preparation is a vital combination to the success of each case. As a result, we have accomplished a mark of excellence in state and federal courts throughout the State of Alabama.
The lawyers at Cross & Smith long ago made a deliberate decision to limit our practice to the representation of claimants and plaintiffs in civil litigation. By concentrating in one particular area of practice, our personal injury attorneys are able to achieve and maintain the knowledge, skills and experience that are necessary when representing injured individuals in civil lawsuits. Both Dell Cross and Justin Smith have been frequent lecturers statewide in the area of civil litigation. They have written several materials and spoken to other lawyers at numerous continuing legal education seminars across the state.
Our accident attorneys have significant experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. Dell Cross has practiced law for well over 20 years and Justin Smith has been a trial lawyer for over ten years. The firm’s attorneys have handled in excess of 1,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases in state and federal courts. The cases have ranged from car accidents between individuals to complex toxic tort and product liability cases against some of the most powerful corporations in America. The firm remains dynamic and is constantly seeking ways to better serve its clients.
Our office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama is located in the Marmaduke Williams House, which is named after its most famous early resident. Marmaduke Williams was born on April 6, 1774 in Caswell County, North Carolina. He completed preparatory studies, studied law and practiced law for several years. Williams was a member of the North Carolina State Senate in 1802. He was then elected to the 8th United States Congress and reelected to the 9th and 10th Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1809). He moved to the Mississippi Territory in 1810, and then to Huntsville.
In 1818, when he was 44 years old, Williams and his family moved to Tuscaloosa. He was a delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1819 and made an unsuccessful bid to become the first Governor of Alabama. Williams served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1821 to 1842 and was a Judge of the Tuscaloosa County Court from 1832 to 1842. Williams died on October 29, 1850 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Tuscaloosa.
The Marmaduke Williams House was built in the 1830s by Williams’ son-in-law, Judge Thomas Owen. The original house plan consisted of two main rooms on the ground floor of the main block: a large room with a fireplace and a smaller unheated room containing stairs to the second floor. The ell in the rear of the house was added at a later time. Located in the Druid City Historic District of Tuscaloosa, the Marmaduke Williams House is one of the oldest homes in Tuscaloosa and is the only early Federal style building that still exists in Tuscaloosa. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in February 1975.
Our office in Birmingham, Alabama is located downtown in the Landmark Center. The Landmark Center was built in 1927 and renovated in 1989. It is located at 2100 1st Avenue North, Birmingham. The building consists of seven stories and contains 40,711 square feet at the corner of 1st Avenue North and 21st Street. The building is home to an architectural firm and several other businesses and law firms.
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"I am a practicing lawyer who has from time to time referred clients and litigation cases to Cross & Smith for handling. Without exception, the effort and attention to detail by these attorneys have been incredible. I think that is what sets them apart - they leave no stone unturned in their diligent pursuit of justice and fair compensation to those cheated, injured or killed. I highly recommend these guys."