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October 2018

About Matt

No stranger to competition and hard work, Matt Cross is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for the clients he represents. In the years since he entered the practice, Matt has amassed an impressive amount of experience in entertainment law and civil litigation. To him, every case poses a unique problem, and it's up to him to devote whatever time and effort is needed to find an answer and secure an optimal result. Advocacy is his passion, and he has committed substantial energy to developing his strong written advocacy talents in particular. Matt attributes his rock-solid work ethic to the values instilled in him while growing up in a blue-collar household. Proud of and grateful for his upbringing, he trained and worked as a fireman right out of high school, played varsity baseball in college, and graduated from Ferris State University with Magna Cum Laude honors. He then launched a career in the music industry in New York City before later returning to Michigan to attend law school at Wayne State University. There, he took advantage of various law firm and public interest clerkships and served as associate editor for the Journal of Law in Society on his way to earning his Juris Doctor in 2013.

work Experience

Law Clerk
Hone Law Firm
Jan. 1, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2013

Law Clerk
Michigan Children's Law Center
Jan. 1, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2012

Law Clerk/Student Attorney
Legal Aid & Defender Association, Inc.
Jan. 1, 2012 - Jan. 1, 2012

Law Clerk
Kirsch & Satawa, P.C.
Jan. 1, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2014

Cross Law Office, PLLC
Jan. 1, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015

Judicial Research Attorney
Wayne County Circuit Court, Judge John A. Murphy
Jan. 1, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015

Associate Attorney
Zausmer, August & Caldwell, P.C.
Jan. 1, 2015 - Jan. 1, 2016

Associate Attorney
Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.
Jan. 1, 2016 - Current

school Education

Ferris State University
BS - Bachelor of Science
- 2008

Wayne State University Law School
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2013

group Associations

State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law Section
2013 - Current

State Bar of Michigan, Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Section
2014 - Current

Regional Chairperson
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
2016 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

The Search for Consistency in the Interpretation of Plea Agreements and Appeal Waivers in the Face of Breach
Journal of Law in Society
Popular Music for Political Activities – Who Holds the Rights?
ZAC Website
Legal Update: Implications of the Recently Enacted Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act on Municipalities
CMDA Website
Municipal Immunity under the Family and Medical Leave Act
CMDA Website
Court of Appeals Reaffirms Public Bodies are Under No Obligation to Monitor FOIA Requests Once Denied
CMDA Website
New Law Expands Protections for Municipalities in Premises Liability Lawsuits
CMDA Website
Sixth Circuit Reinforces the Importance of Protecting the Identities of Confidential Informants
CMDA Website
Calculating the Statute of Limitations in FMLA Cases: Discrete Acts or Continuing Violations?
State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Journal
Cross Obtains Favorable Arbitration Award for Concert Promoter
CMDA Website
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