Kevin J. Cross
Managing Partner


Buffalo — 716.853.5100 x1370
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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.


Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
Canisius College

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, 2017-2019)
  • Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY, (2013, 2017)

Community Involvement

  • 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

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