Scott G. Cross

Partner | Fresno

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scross@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 559.431.5600
Fax: 559.261.9366
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Overview
Scott G. Cross is the Managing Partner of Lozano Smith's Fresno office. Mr. Cross currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Reedley, and Assistant City Attorney for the Cities of Clovis, and Fowler. He provides a full range of legal advice and services in all aspects of municipal law. He also assists clients with real property acquisitions, including eminent domain, general contract issues and disputes, public works, bidding and construction issues and disputes, government liability issues, Brown Act issues and compliance, and the Public Records Act.

In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Cross has argued and tried cases before numerous state courts. He has litigation experience in a wide variety of matters, including eminent domain, real property disputes, breach of contract, construction disputes, and government liability claims.

Education
Mr. Cross received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1998, with distinction, and his B.S. from California State University, Fresno in 1994.

New Law Clarifies Defense And Indemnity Obligations For Architects And Engineers

By: Scott CrossArne Sandberg-

New Law Clarifies Defense And Indemnity Obligations For Architects And Engineers...

Removal Of Governing Board Member's Vice Presidency Title Did Not Violate Free Speech Rights

By: Scott Cross-

July 2010 Number 23 CLIENT NEWS BRIEF REMOVAL OF GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER’S VICE PRESIDENCY TITLE DID NOT VIOLATE FREE SPEECH RIGHTS The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a school district’s governing board did not violate a governing board member’s free speech rights when it voted to remove his title of Board Vice President. In Blair v. Bethel School District (9th Cir. 2010) ___ F.3d ___ [WL 2351928], the appellate court found that a public official may...

Significant Cases
Mr. Cross successfully represented a number of public agency clients in the recently published case Chisom v. Board of Retirement of Fresno County Employees' Retirement Assn. (2013) 218 Cal.App.4th 400.