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Nancy L. Cross

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Ms. Cross is a senior partner of the firm, a Certified Family Law Specialist-Family Law Certification Board, a Registered Family Law Mediator, and has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1993. In 2011 she was appointed by the Supreme Court as a Commissioner on the State of Indiana Disciplinary Commission, is currently serving on the Legislative Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association, has served on the Board of Governors, and is a former Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Ms. Cross has written numerous articles and lectured at family law seminars throughout her career. Ms. Cross is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) and has been featured in Indianapolis Monthly magazine as one of the top ten divorce attorneys in Indianapolis. Beginning in 2005 and continuing to date, she has been recognized by Indianapolis Monthly as one of the 25 foremost female attorneys in Indiana and has consistently been named one of the state's Super Lawyers by Indianapolis Monthly since 2004.  Ms. Cross has restricted her practice to family law, including divorce litigation, mediation and appellate work for more than 30 years. She is a 1979 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law and resides with her two sons in Zionsville, Indiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Litigation
  • Adoption
  • Mediation
  • Appellate Work

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist - Family Law Certification Board, 2002
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1979
  • Indiana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1980


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • Numerous CLE Publications

Representative Cases

  • Warsco v. Warsco, 603 N.E. 2d 911, 1992, Ind. Ct. App.
  • Wallace v. Wallace, 714 N.E. 2d 774, 1999, Ind. Ct. App.


  • Multiple CLE Classes, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1982 to 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Commissioner on the Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court
  • Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member Indiana State Bar Association Legislative Committee
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White)
  • Featured in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine as One of the Top 10 Divorce Attorneys in Indianapolis
  • Recognized as One of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Indiana and one of Indiana's "Super Lawyers," Indianapolis Monthly
  • Named in Who's Who in the Law
  • Former Member of Board of Governors
  • Former Chair of Indianapolis Bar Association Family Law Section

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member, 1994 to Present
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member; Chair, Family Law Section, 1986-1992
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • Nebraska Bar Association, Member (inactive)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Board of Managers, 2007 to 2011