Tara N. Karch Cross

Tara N. Karch Cross

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Tara N. Karch Cross

Tara is an avid New York Yankees and Syracuse University basketball fan. In addition, she and her husband enjoy visiting Walt Disney World.


Ms. Cross devotes her practice to representing and achieving successful results for insured and self-insured clients. She specifically has experience handling casualty and negligence matters involving trucking and transportation liability, premises liability, industrial construction site accidents and product liability, along with matters involving contract disputes and employment disputes. Additionally, in the past, Ms. Cross served as one of the lead counsel in the defense of a nursing home class action lawsuit.  Frequently, Ms. Cross publishes and presents on various on-trend law-related topics.


Outside of the office, Ms. Cross is very active in the community serving and giving back to others. She previously served on the Board of Trustees for Mount Saint Mary Academy in Kenmore, New York, and was elected President for the 2012-2013 term. Currently, she is the Attorney Coach of the school’s Mock Trial Team. Ms. Cross also serves as Executive Vice President for the Board of Directors of the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. She further assists various nonprofit organizations with fundraising activities.



  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
  • Advanced Certificate, Health Services Management and Policy, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • B.A., History, State University of New York College at Geneseo



  • Recipient, Forty Under Forty, Buffalo Business First, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2017
  • Graduate, Trial Academy, International Association of Defense Counsel, 2016



  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute



  • New York State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York