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Robert R. Cross

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Skootsky & Der LLP
90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-979-9800
Fax: 415-979-9821
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation (60%), Business Litigation (20%), Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%), Real Estate: Business (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Extensive first chair jury and court trial experience in state and federal courts, including trust, estate, probate and elder abuse litigation, corporate and partnership control disputes, financial, creditors' rights and bankruptcy matters, and real estate litigation.  Cases tried to verdict include trust, estate, fiduciary duty and elder abuse claims, real estate and securities fraud, breach of duty by officers and directors, lender liability, wrongful foreclosure and commercial lease evictions.

About Robert R. Cross

First Admitted: 1973, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Arbitrator, Fee Disputes Committee, Bar Ass'n of San Francisco
  • S.F. Bar Ass'n - Ethics Committee
  • Pro Tem Arbitrator, San Francisco Superior Court


  • Successful jury trial defense of $20 million breach of fiduciary duty claims against international bank, 1998
  • Successful defense of breach of $3 million contract claims in arbitration., 2015
  • Sucessful defense of trade secret theft claims in arbitration , 2014
  • Successful defense of $2 million elder/dependent adult abuse claims after jury trial and appeal., 2008
  • Obtained $28 million settlement from Chevron Corp. on behalf of City of Richmond in utility tax dispute, 2012
  • Obtained $1.6 million judgment after jury trial for breach of international finder's fee contract., 2013

Industry Groups

  • Partnerships & LLCs
  • Private Corporations
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Robert R. Cross

90 New Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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