Christina Q. Cross
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, Cum Laude
Upon graduation from U.C. Davis School of Law, Professor Cross has practiced primarily insurance defense in Sacramento and San Diego, California. She has considerable deposition, motion and trial experience in the business litigation, employment, products liability, personal injury, and construction defect fields.
During and prior to law school, Professor Cross held a series of interesting legal internships and paralegal positions, including an U.S. Department of Justice internship in the Office of The United States Attorney General Janet Reno, a law clerk position at the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada, and a legal assistant position to General Counsel of Harley-Davidson. She also earned a Legal Assistant Certificate from Georgetown University and a Special Education Advocacy Certificate from the University of San Diego.
For over three years, Professor Cross practiced construction defect defense of residential and commercial developers at Lorber, Greenfield & Polito, LLP. She was responsible for organizing and managing all aspects of litigation, including document review of contracts, purchase and sales agreements, invoices and insurance coverage issues. She prepared, reviewed and negotiated settlement agreements working closely with plaintiffs' counsel and subcontractors' counsel. Additionally, she represented her client and client's interests during mediation and informal negotiation.
Her career highlights include, serving as one of the lead defense counsel in cases: In re Fancy Nails (products liability case) and Shi v. Coach USA (brain injury case). In March 2011, Professor Cross chaired a 3-week civil jury trial involving a personal injury case in San Diego County Superior Court. She defended a national insurance company in the trial, and it concluded with a defense verdict.
Professor Cross currently works as a contract attorney on various overflow legal projects for local firms and businesses. She is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.