James E. “Jim” Cross has lived in the state of Arizona for more than 38 years, and has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1983. 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. Jim is also licensed to practice in the State of Texas. Since 1989, Jim has been certified as a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.
During most of his legal career, Jim has represented debtors, creditors, committees (equity and unsecured), trustees, asset purchasers, etc. Jim has also served as a court appointed examiner and mediator. Jim holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell since 1995, and in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency practice has been ranked among the Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers for the past several years.
In January, 2012, Jim left his position as Chair of the Bankruptcy Department of the Phoenix law firm, Osborn Maledon, P.A., to open a non-legal consulting business focusing on loan restructuring, receiverships and related non-legal matters. Jim is the founder and owner of Cross Business Consulting Services, L.L.C.
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
State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
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
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