Matthew W. Cross

  • Attorney
  • Traverse City, Michigan Office

Matt Cross is an attorney in our Traverse City office where he focuses his practice in the areas of business, entertainment law, insurance defense, law enforcement defense and litigation, and municipal law. Mr. Cross has experience handling employment law, personal injury defense, and municipal issues and has earned dismissals in each of these areas.

Overview

Matt Cross is an attorney in our Traverse City office where he focuses his practice in the areas of insurance defense, law enforcement defense and litigation, and municipal law. Mr. Cross has experience handling employment law, personal injury defense, and municipal issues and has earned dismissals in each of these areas.

Previously, he worked as a judicial research attorney for Judge John Murphy in the Wayne County Circuit Court and then as an associate attorney at a prominent insurance defense firm in metro Detroit.

 

Education

Wayne State University, J.D., 2013

Ferris State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2008

 

Honors

Michigan Rising Star Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2018 Rated by Super Lawyers

Merit scholarship recipient (Wayne State University Law School)

Two-Year Varsity Athletic Award for baseball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Honorable Mention All-State, National Junior College Athletic Association

Academic All-Conference and All-State (2004-2005), National Junior College Athletic Association

Memberships and Associations

State Bar of Michigan
– Litigation Section
– Prison & Corrections Section
– Young Lawyers Section
Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter
Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC), Regional Chairperson
Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA)
Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM)
Grand Rapids Adjusters Association (GRAA)
Central Michigan Adjusters Association (CMAA)
Saginaw Valley Adjusters Association (SVAA)

Presentations & Articles

Corrections Legal Update, Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA) Training Session, January 15-16, 2019

Calculating the Statute of Limitations in FMLA Cases: Discrete Acts or Continuing Violations? State Bar of Michigan Litigation Journal, January 2018

The Search for Consistency in the Interpretation of Plea Agreements and Appeal Waivers in the Face of Breach, 15 J.L. Soc’y 119 (2013-2014)

Popular Music for Political Activities – Who Holds the Rights?

Jurisdiction and Court Admissions

Michigan State Courts
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Education

Wayne State University, J.D., 2013

Ferris State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2008

 

Honors

Michigan Rising Star Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney, Michigan Super Lawyers, 2018 Rated by Super Lawyers

Merit scholarship recipient (Wayne State University Law School)

Two-Year Varsity Athletic Award for baseball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Honorable Mention All-State, National Junior College Athletic Association

Academic All-Conference and All-State (2004-2005), National Junior College Athletic Association