Board of Trustees member receives prestigious award

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By Cade Webb

Managing Editor

cwebb26@jccc.edu

College Board of Trustee member Gerald (Lee) Cross Jr. was named one of the top 40 under the age of 40 civil litigation plaintiffs attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers.

Trustee Cross said of the award, “[I am] honored and thankful that a group of prestigious attorneys invited me to such a fellowship of justice. Hopefully, this helps foster awareness of what trial lawyers do to protect our constitutional rights to due process, an attorney and trial by jury. These rights were important to our founders, men and women, and remain necessary to secure safer products and services for all people.”

The National Trial Lawyers is exclusive to trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Membership to the NTL is by invitation only. Selection is based on a multi-phase process that include peer nominations and third-party research.

“I am honored to be once again recognized by my peers for my contribution to our profession. Our justice system is the greatest in the world. I work each day to ensure that ordinary citizens receive the justice they deserve,” said Cross. “My success is due to a great public education and the many mentors in the Kansas City legal community.”

Cross was elected to the college Board of Trustees in 2013.

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