Scott G. Cross is the Managing Partner of Lozano Smith’s Fresno office. Mr. Cross serves as the City Attorney for the City of Reedley and City of Fowler. He also serves as a Deputy City Attorney for other Central Valley cities and Deputy County Counsel for Madera County. He is responsible for the full range of legal services including advising legislative bodies at public meetings and day-to-day legal services and advice to agency staff. He also provides general and special counsel services and advice in all aspects of municipal and public agency law for many other public agency clients.
His practice includes general counsel and governance issues, government liability and risk management, land use, and negotiating and preparing the full range of agreements for all types of municipal services and issues faced by public agencies. He also assists clients with real property acquisitions, include eminent domain, Brown Act, Public Records Act, and conflict of interest issues and compliance.
In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Cross has litigated cases in administrative proceedings, trial courts and appellate courts of the State of California, and the federal court system. His litigation practice primarily focuses on real property disputes, including eminent domain, breach of contract, and defending public entity liability claims.
Mr. Cross received a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Fresno. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with distinction.
Mr. Cross successfully represented a number of public agency clients in the published case Chisom v. Board of Retirement of Fresno County Employees' Retirement Assn. (2013) 218 Cal.App.4th 400. He has also successfully represented public agency clients in numerous other administrative, trial court, and unpublished appellate court cases.