Ed Cross

Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates


Ed Cross, “The Restoration Lawyer,” is President of Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates, PC in Palm Desert, California.  He is licensed to practice law in California and Hawai’i and has dedicated his 25-year legal career to the representation of cleaning and restoration contractors.  Mr. Cross has drafted hundreds of cleaning and restoration contracts, and has represented over 200 local and national restorers in contract disputes, collection matters, workmanship claims and standard of care issues.  He was a contributor to the RIA’s WLS examination, and the IICRC Water Damage and Mold Standards.  He has been a lecturer for the Kent State University Restoration Project Management program for eight years.  He has published over 60 articles in restoration industry trade journals and has given more than 110 invited presentations to the restoration industry nationwide.  He has earned the Avvo rating of “superb” and was selected as one of Palm Springs Magazine’s top lawyers for the last eight consecutive years.  His website, TheRestorationLawyer.com, hosts the restoration industry’s only dedicated online store for Standardized Cleaning & Restoration Contract Forms, Releases and Disclaimers. Mr. Cross is the Chairman of the Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA), and is also engaged by RIA as Restoration Contractor Advocate, pursuing a fair and level playing field, legally and financially, for restorers nationwide.