Gerald Lee Cross Jr

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Overland Park, Kansas

Cross Law Firm LLC
Gerald Lee Cross Jr
Cross Law Firm LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Class Action & Mass Torts, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Kansas since: 2007

Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
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Cross Law Firm LLC

8001 Conser
Overland Park, KS 66204 Visit website


Gerald “Lee” Cross Jr. is a dedicated attorney who represents clients in Missouri and Kansas who have been hurt or injured. Named to The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40, he was also included by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the state’s Top 40 Under 40 Litigation lawyers in 2014. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with farmers dealing with corn losses lawsuits against Syngenta.  Lee has also worked against other polluters, chemical companies, manufacturers, and utilities around North America.

Admitted to practice in both Kansas and Missouri, Mr. Cross attended The University of Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. He then moved on to the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2007. In 2010, The Public Justice Foundation named one of his teams as a Finalist for Trial Lawyers of the Year.

Mr. Cross is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and CAOC. He has been on the Board of Governors for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association and is chair of the Legacy of Justice Foundation, as well as a member of the Johnson County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

As a passionate member of his community, Mr. Cross is actively involved with a long list of organizations that work to improve the lives of those around them. These include JCCC, Sierra Club, numerous civic groups, farm organizations, The Institute for Kansas Forensic Examiners, the Asbury Children Center and the Asbury United Methodist Church.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Environmental Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Asbestos, Child Support, Class Actions, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Paternity, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Same Sex Family Law, Toxic Torts

  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Environmental Litigation
  • 10% Family Law
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2007, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

  • 2010: Finalist, Public Justice Foundation, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (team member)
  • , Super Lawyer for civil litigation, class actions, mass torts, and personal injury law, Thomson Reuters
  • 2017: Re-elected to the JCCC Board of Trustees (county wide popular vote, in the largest county in Kansas, near KC, Mo.)
  • 2017: designated by Thomson Reuters as a Rising Star, and recognized in directory
  • 2016-17: named by the National Trial Lawyers to their Mass Tort Top 25
  • 2017: Named Chair of the KTLA’s Legacy of Justice Foundation
  • 2015: named a top 40 under 40 Attorney for civil litigation by the National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014: named one of the top 40 under 40 Litigation attorneys in the State of Kansas for 2014 by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013: Elected to the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees (county wide popular vote)
  • 2013: Named Membership Chair and to Executive Committee of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Asbury United Methodist Church: Leadership Team, Staff Parish Relations Committee, and Church and Society committees, 2008-Present
  • Board Member, Kansas Institute of Forensic Examiners, 2013-Present
  • Board Member, Boy Scouts of America-Heart of America Council-Shawnee Trails, 2015-Present
  • Board Member, Asbury Children Center Board of Directors, 2016-Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Missouri, 2007
  • Member, Johnson County Bar Association, 2010-Present
  • Member, American Association of Justice (NLD Board of Governors), 2008-Present
  • Member, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2008-Present
  • Chair, Legacy of Justice Foundation, 2017-Present
  • New Lawyers Division (NLD), Membership Chair and Executive Committee, 2013-Present
  • New Lawyers Division (NLD) Board of Governors, 2012-Present
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, Jr. Member, 2010-Present
  • Member, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, Kansas Bar Association, 2008-Present
  • Member, Kansas City Bar Association, 2007-Present
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association, 2007-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Attorney, 2007-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Law Student Division, 2004-2007
  • Kansas, 2008
Educational Background:
  • University of Kansas, B.A., 2002

Office location for Gerald Lee Cross Jr

8001 Conser
Overland Park, KS 66204

Phone: 816-454-5297


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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