Christina resides and works remotely from her home office in Findlay, Ohio and represents clients in the Northwest Ohio region and throughout the state of Ohio. She can be reached in Findlay at (567) 201-9790.

Christina is an attorney in Bricker Graydon’s Corporate/Business Law practice group. She practices in Findlay, Ohio, serving both public and private entity clients throughout the state and in particular in Northwest Ohio.

With more than 20 years of legal experience, Christina advises companies of all sizes and financial institutions across multiple disciplines assisting with their litigation and transactional needs. She also actively represents public sector entities, including public school districts, municipalities, and port authorities. Christina leverages the time she spent teaching in the classroom, serving as Kenton City Schools district’s Career Readiness Advisor, and involvement in economic workforce development networks in Northwest Ohio to actively foster and maintain relationships in the region. In addition, she stays afoot on education issues by maintaining her Ohio Teacher’s and Principal’s licenses.

Christina’s broad practice encompasses everything from corporate entity formation, contract negotiation, contract drafting and compliance review, labor and employment, risk management, mergers and asset acquisitions, and tax considerations to wind-up and succession planning. She serves as outside general counsel to firm clients in support of their day-to-day and strategic, long-term business operations. Christina also advises boards on legal issues and how to avoid common governance pitfalls. Her litigation defense background provides a keen eye for drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts, such as operating, lending, MOUs, and purchase and sales agreements, regardless of industry or size/manner of transaction.

Christina currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Food & Beverage Group as well as on the Northwest Ohio Practice Group. She also has experience volunteering on the following non-profit, community boards: Hardin County Bar Association (President) 2023; Findlay Service League (Parliamentarian, Secretary), 2018-Present; Women L.E.A.D., Professional Women’s Leadership Organization of Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance, (Founder, President) 2015–2019. HCCBA Women’s Leadership Award, 2018; Kenton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (Communications, Secretary), 2014–2016; and Junior League of San Diego, Community Council Director; Nominating Chair; Project Development and Evaluation Chair; Kids in the Kitchen Event Committee Chair, 2006-2014. Leadership Award, 2010; President’s Cup, 2008.

Christina earned a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Mount Holyoke College and J.D. from U.C. Davis School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio, California, and Washington, D.C. Christina resides in Findlay, Ohio with her husband, two boys, and Golden Retriever named “Buckeye.”


University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D. (2002); Public Interest Scholar Certificate; Moot Court Board

Mount Holyoke College B.A. cum laude, International Relations and Spanish (1996)

Ohio Department of Education Educator License No. OH3210838

5-Year Professional Principal Licensure (Grades 4–9 & 5–12)

5-Year Professional Designated Subject (Grades K–12) – Integrated Social Studies

Career-Based Intervention (CBI) 7th-12th Endorsement


Awarded, Women’s Leadership Award - HCCBA (2018)

Awarded, Leadership Award - Junior League of San Diego (2010)

Awarded, President’s Cup - Junior League of San Diego (2008)

Professional Activities

Liaison, Toledo Metro Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) (2024–Present)

Member, Bricker Graydon’s Northwest Ohio Team

Member, Bricker Graydon’s Restaurant & Beverage Practice Group

Adjunct Law Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego (2013–2014)

Certified College Credit Plus (CCP) Instructor – University of Findlay, Ohio Northern University (2015–2022)

Kenton City Schools Career Readiness Advisor (2018–2022)

Teacher, Kenton High School Social Studies (2015–2018)

Parliamentarian and Secretary, Findlay Service League (2018–2022)

Founder and President, Women L.E.A.D., Professional Women’s Leadership Organization of Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance (2015–2019)

Communications Secretary, Kenton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (2014–2016)

Community Council Director; Nominating Chair; Project Development and Evaluation Chair, Junior League of San Diego

Event Committee Chair, Kids in the Kitchen (2006–2014)

Member, Toledo, Findlay/Hancock, Hardin County, and Ohio State Bar Associations

Member, Bruce Comly French American Inn of Court


Presentations & Publications

Additional Items

  • Speaker, "2023 Trends in Board Governance," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting (June 2023)
Christina Cross, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Christina Q. Cross

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    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • State of Ohio (2015)
  • District of Columbia (2004)
  • State of California (2002)
  • Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for Northern California
  • United States District Court for Southern California
  • United States District Court for Eastern California
  • United States District Court for Central California
  • Public Notary, State of Ohio
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