Janis Alexander Cross
Janis Alexander Cross has practiced law in Amarillo, Texas since she graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in May 1979. Janis was in private practice for two years and then went to work for Pioneer Corporation in 1981. She worked for Pioneer until it was sold and she continued the same work for Cabot Corporation, which bought some of Pioneer’s assets. In 1987, Janis became the Head of the Legal Department for Mason & Hanger at the United States Department of Energy’s Pantex Plant and she remained there for almost a decade. At the Pantex Plant, Janis worked in the areas involving litigation, employment, and government contracting issues.
Fleeing from the sixty-hour plus work weeks she averaged while at Pantex, Janis resigned to practice law part-time and to teach at West Texas A&M University. At WTAMU, she taught Business Law, Business Ethics, and Business Communications. She then took a job in Dallas as General Counsel of a privately held corporation, working in Amarillo and flying to Dallas every Wednesday for several years. In that job, she handled corporate matters, with a heavy emphasis on domestic and international contracts and e-commerce. She also was very involved with suing copyright pirates trading copyrighted material on the Internet.
Janis returned to private legal practice in 2005 and she handles a wide range of matters including e-commerce law, litigation, contracts, deeds, wills and estates, criminal law, and family law. Her clients span the spectrum from individuals to major corporations. She is also a popular public speaker and trainer, speaking on a variety of legal issues each month for civil and legal groups and for business clients.