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Thomas G. Cross

Adjunct Professor of Law
Deputy Director, Metropolitan Nashville Legal Department

Tom Cross currently serves as deputy director of the legal department for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Before earning his J.D. at Vanderbilt in 1991, Professor Cross worked as a mechanical engineer with VF Corp. for three years. After earning his law degree, he spent four years in private practice as an associate with Griffin Cochrane & Marshall (now part of Eversheds Sutherland) in Atlanta. He joined the Metro Nashville legal department in 1995 and was named associate director of law in 2007. During his 25 years of service with Metro Legal, Cross has handled a variety of litigation and transactional matters, mostly in the areas of land use, construction and real estate.