Sherry C. Cross

Sherry C. Cross: Attorney with Chudnovsky Law
  • Attorney at Chudnovsky Law (3 Attorneys)
  • 1541 Ocean Avenue, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Sherry Cross is an award-winning Santa Monica criminal defense attorney and accomplished trial lawyer. She is a recognized authority in criminal defense and DUI driving under the influence defense.

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16+ years Experience Practicing Law:

• Former Public Defense Lawyer in Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office

• Experience handling more than 3,000 cases and jury trials

• Licensed to practice in California and Florida

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Highly Skilled Santa Monica Criminal Defense Attorney

Sherry started her legal career in 2001 at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's office. During her 5 years as a public defense attorney Sherry handled nearly every type of criminal case from misdemeanor crimes to the most serious multiple felony charges. As a government attorney she learned first hand how Prosecutors and police build cases and what the most effective defense strategies are. Sherry uses this insider knowledge for her clients everyday to skillfully defend against criminal charges and investigations.

Sherry meticulously analyzes your case, evidence and the District Attorney and judge assigned to determine the most effective criminal defense strategy. She knows when to recommend negotiating a dismissal or plea deal and when to recommend fighting a case in trial. Sherry has an excellent reputation with Prosecutors and judges as a formidable trial attorney and skilled negotiator. She is a tenacious criminal defense attorney that fights aggressively for her client's position.

Sherry defends all types of Santa Monica criminal cases including:

– All Santa Monica misdemeanor and felony criminal charges.

– Temporary restraining orders; permanent restraining orders.

– Pre-filing law enforcement investigations.

– Federal crime charges.

– Bench warrants; arrest warrants; Search warrants.

Top Rated Santa Monica DUI Lawyer

Defense for DUI drunk driving charges is a very technical area of law. LA County is known to be tough on DUI charges and the consequences can be severe. Sherry is a top Santa Monica DUI defense lawyer with an outstanding track record of getting DUI charges reduced or dismissed and minimizing the consequences of DUI arrests.

There are many ways to win Santa Monica DUI cases by filing motions, getting crucial evidence suppressed or establishing reasonable doubt or flaws in prosecutor's evidence needed to convict. Sherry has successfully used them all and knows how to achieve the best outcome possible in your case.

She has experience successfully handling all types of Santa Monica driving under the influence charges and DMV admin per se hearings:

• 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th multiple misdemeanor DUI/DWI; 23152(b) VC

• Felony DUI; DUI with great bodily injury; DUI with property damage

• Vehicular manslaughter; “Watson murder” cases

• Drug DUI; cannabis marijuana DUI

• Non-US citizen DUI with immigration issues

Santa Monica Personal Injury Lawyer and Trial Attorney

Sherry's personal injury practice helps clients obtain full and fair compensation and the best medical care for personal injuries of all kinds including: motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic injury, product liability, work injury and premises liability.

She is skilled at handling insurance companies, government entities and other responsible parties no matter how large or powerful. Her focus is helping her clients focus on recovery, getting their lives back on track and getting back to work to support their families. Sherry has an outstanding reputation and record for providing vigorous representation and achieving the best possible outcomes and financial recoveries under some of life's most difficult circumstances.

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Sherry has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her Juris Doctor degree from University of Miami School of Law.

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California State Bar License #274426

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • DUI Defense
  • Accidents
  • Foreign Citizen Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Mesothelioma
  • Class Actions
  • Truck Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Political Science and Communication, 1998
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
2003, Florida; 2010, California

California Bar; Florida Bar

Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available

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