James "Jim" Cross moved to the Phoenix area in 1980 after honorably serving his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from The Ohio State University in 1980, graduating cum laude; and his Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in May, 1983. Later that year he was admitted to the practice of law in the state of Arizona. Jim was admitted to the state bar of Texas in 1989. Jim is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1989, Jim has been certified as a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.
Jim has practiced bankruptcy law at several successful law firms in Phoenix. He has represented debtors, creditors, committees (equity and unsecured), trustees, asset purchasers, and virtually every other party appearing in bankruptcy proceedings. Jim has also served as a court appointed examiner, trustee and mediator. Jim holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency practice, has been repeatedly recognized among the Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News and World Report, and has been nominated by his peers in SuperLawyers Magazine for the past several years. For the past thirty years, he has appeared in nearly all of the valley's high profile bankruptcies including America West Airlines, Circle K Corporation, the Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club, Mortgages, Ltd., Danny’s Family Car Wash, Inc. and Bashas’, Inc.
In January 2012, Jim left his position as Chair of the Bankruptcy Department at the Phoenix law firm,Osborn Maledon, PA, and later established Cross Law Firm, PLC. Simultaneously, he founded a business restructuring firm which focuses on troubled loans, receiverships, and related non-legal matters. For more information on Cross Business Consulting Services, LLC please CLICK HERE.
State of Arizona Supreme Court
United States District Court, District of Arizona
Supreme Court of the State of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit
United States Supreme Court
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Maricopa County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
American Bankruptcy Institute
The Best Lawyers in America®;
-Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law.
“Best Law Firms”, U.S. News and World Report®
-Metro Phoenix-Bankruptcy Litigation-Tier 1.
-Metro Phoenix-Creditor/Debtor Rights- Insolvency & Reorganization Law-Tier 2.
Martindale Hubbell AV Rating since 1995
With over 30 years of experience practicing bankruptcy law in the valley, you can be confident your case is being handled by an expert in the area of corporate restructuring and liquidation.
At Cross Law Firm we understand that bankruptcy can be a challenging time. We make sure our clients have a clear understanding of the costs involved with the bankruptcy process.
We pride ourselves on our ability to obtain optimal results for each and every client.
Since we are a small firm, we are able to provide each client the very best representation. We eliminate excessive costs and pass those savings on to the client. For other ways to reduce costs click here
Having lived in the valley for over 35 years, we’ve been able to forge professional relationships with the valley’s best accountants, legal experts, and financial professionals.