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Bruce Michael Cross



Bruce Cross, a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment practice, has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of labor law, NLRB and labor relations, occupational safety and health, wage and hour matters and employment class actions. He has represented clients such as Puget Sound Energy Inc., United Parcel Service, Boise Cascade LLC, the Pemco Financial Group, Mutual of Enumclaw, General Dynamics Land Systems, Honeywell and Esterline.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1983 - Present: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management;  Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers", 2008 - Present
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers", 2008 - Present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Committees on Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act
    • Contributing Editor, annual FLSA Update
  • The Association of Washington Business
    • Human Resources Council
    • Employment Law and Workplace Safety Committees

Community Involvement

  • The Overlake School, Past President of the Board of Trustees


  • Hon. Frank P. Weaver, Washington State Supreme Court, 1967 - 1968


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1967
    Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
  • University of Stockholm
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1964

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington


Chambers Ranked