Kevin J. Cross
Kevin J. Cross, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP's Managing Partner, concentrates his practice in state and federal business litigation, as well as environmental matters.
His work also involves counseling business and political organizations and corporate counsel functions. In his litigation practice, Mr. Cross handles complex contract disputes, products liability issues, construction concerns and other general civil litigation.
With respect to his environmental practice, Mr. Cross is involved with complex multiparty environmental litigation that regularly includes discovery, motion practice and alternative dispute resolution. He has handled CERCLA actions, navigation law claims and toxic tort suits. Mr. Cross coordinates with technical consultants and regulatory agencies. He is also involved with compliance issues and litigation and environmental aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
While attending Villanova University School of Law, Mr. Cross served as the Editor-in-Chief for the university’s Environmental Law Journal.
Mr. Cross is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Admitted to Practice
- New York
- United States District Court, Western District of New York
- United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
- Ontario, Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant
Honors & Awards
- Business First's Who's Who in Law (2012)
- Upstate New York SuperLawyers® (2010-2011, 2017, 2018)
- Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY, (2013, 2017)
- Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors
- Olmsted Center for Sight, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
- Link, Inc. Service Coordination, Chair of Board of Directors
- Former volunteer for Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Buffalo State College, Kenneth A. Cross Scholarship Selection Committee Board Member
- First Trinity Lutheran Church, Governing Council President
- Milak Memorial Scholarship, Board Member
Friday, May 10, 2019
"The Importance of Technology in a Growing Law Firm", New York Law Journal, May 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Kevin J. Cross, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Managing Partner, Appointed Chair of Olmsted Center for Sight Board of Directors
BUFFALO, NY – Kevin J. Cross, managing partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, has been appointed chair of the Olmsted Center for Sight board of directors. Mr. Cross has served on the board for four years.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Managing Partner Kevin J. Cross Appointed to Board of Boy Scouts of America, Frontier Council
BUFFALO, NY – Kevin J. Cross, managing partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, was recently named to the board of directors of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Monday, August 13, 2018
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP today announced 28 of the firm’s Buffalo and Albany attorneys have been included on the 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Upstate New York Rising Stars lists.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
"Albany law firm nearly doubles number of attorneys,"Albany Business Review,March 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
"Lippes Mathias adds seven attorneys in Albany," Buffalo News,March 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
"Stepping up for advocacy,"UB Law Forum,January 2018
Friday, October 6, 2017
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced that seven of its attorneys have been featured in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal’s 2017 Legal Elite of Western New York. This annual peer review is based on nominations from area attorneys.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
"C-Level award winners announced"Buffalo Business First,August 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
"On the Move,"New York Daily Record,August 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Twenty-seven Attorneys from Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Recognized by 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that 27 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Upstate New York Rising Stars lists.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Develops Yearlong Volunteer Plan in Support of Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo
BUFFALO, NY – While the attorneys and staff at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP serve on a wide range of volunteer boards at various groups and organizations across the region, a number of internal discussions took place about identifying a way where the firm could become more involved in helping the community.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Kevin J. Cross, Managing Partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, Appointed Vice Chairman of Olmsted Center for Sight Board of Directors
BUFFALO, NY – Kevin J. Cross, managing partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, has been appointed vice chairman of the Olmsted Center for Sight board of directors. Mr. Cross has served on the board for three years.
Monday, February 6, 2017
"WNY firms experience explosive growth,"Buffalo Law Journal, February 2017
Friday, October 14, 2016
"More law firms get in on cross-border work,"Buffalo Law Journal,October 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Eight Attorneys from Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Named to Buffalo Business First's "2016 Legal Elite of WNY List"
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced today that eight of its attorneys have been featured in Buffalo Business First and Buffalo Law Journal’s 2016 Legal Elite of WNY List, an annual listing recognizing attorneys from across Western New York. The list is compiled from reviews by local law firms and companies who are asked … More »
Friday, April 22, 2016
"Old infrastructure, industrial past prompt concern,"Buffalo Business First, April 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
"Different approaches to settling on location for legal providers," Buffalo Law Journal, January 2016
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP today announced that Scott E. Friedman has been named as chairman and CEO and Kevin J. Cross will become the managing partner succeeding Friedman in that role.
Friday, September 18, 2015
"A lot to celebrate in Buffalo's legal community,"Buffalo Business First, September 2015
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Escalating legal costs associated with hiring an attorney can hinder or even halt a case, especially for people with heavy legal needs but light wallets. And with litigation practices continuing to grow locally, specialized attorneys are busy handling an upswing in that sector of the profession. But while the growing narrative around the country and in some parts of the state follows the theme of … More »
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
We are a litigious society. Ask a sampling of lawyers why the litigation side of the business is booming and you’ll be surprised how many answer with some version of those five simple words. Whatever the reason — the economy, the business climate or, as many suggest, Americans just like to sue each other — Western New York litigation practices are growing and their attorneys are … More »