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Cross joins Plunkett Cooney’s Torts & Litigation Practice Group


Matthew W. Cross recently joined Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms, as a member of its Torts & Litigation Practice Group.

Cross, who is an attorney in the firm’s Petoskey, Michigan office, will handle insurance defense litigation. These matters include premises liability, municipal liability, employment disputes and personal injury claims.

In addition to his litigation defense practice, Cross has experience representing individuals and businesses on an array of matters, including contract disputes, real property litigation, and business formation.

A member of the State Bar of Michigan since 2013, Cross belongs to the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and serves as regional chairperson of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. He received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2013 and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Ferris State University in 2008.

Plunkett Cooney's Torts & Litigation Practice Group features the collective talents of attorneys who focus on the defense of all manner of civil litigation, including construction disputes, motor vehicle negligence, liquor liability, retail liability, toxic torts and premises liability, including slip and falls, trip and falls and open and obvious dangers.

Established in 1988, Plunkett Cooney’s Petoskey office is home to eight attorneys and their support staff, who provide litigation, business and personal legal services. These areas of practice include estate planning, banking, real estate transactions, medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence and No-Fault Law, labor and employment law, and workers’ compensation.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm was also selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Matthew Cross joining Plunkett Cooney’s Torts & Litigation Practice Group, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;