JB Cross Construction Law


On August 18, 2014 it was announced that J B Cross, Jr. has been selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Litigation - Construction and have been named the Best Lawyers' 2014-15 Little Rock Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community is being honored as a "Lawyer of the Year."

I represent and have represented a number construction surety firms doing business in the State of Arkansas. I have dealt extensively with all aspects of surety representation from start to finish with rumbles, payment claims, performance claims, and indemnity.


I have had extensive experience in both prosecuting and defending construction claims on residential, commercial, state and federal projects. I have dealt with a number types of claims both prosecuting and defending that include: handling delay and acceleration claims; differing site conditions; loss of productivity and cost overrun claims; and defective construction claims. I have the technological expertise to deal with claim documentation in traditional paper form and electronic form and to analyze and thoroughly document construction claims.

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About JB Cross Construction Law

I am licensed in the state and federal courts for the state of Arkansas. I am a current member and officer of the Construction Law Committee of the Arkansas Bar Association. A frequent speaker on construction related topics, I have written numerous articles on all aspects of state, federal, commercial and residential construction.

Good day! My name is Junius Bracy Cross, Jr., known to my friends and associates as J.B. I have practiced law in the state of Arkansas for 42 years in the area of Construction Law. I have recently joined the Newland and Associates Law Firm that specializes in construction law.

Over these years I have represented Contractors, Subcontractors, Commercial Project Owners, Public Project Owners, Residential Project Owners, Architects, Engineers and Construction Surety Companies in virtually every aspect of the construction industry. I have over the years handled significant litigation in state, federal and administrative tribunals and have extensive experience in ADR techniques including Mediation and Arbitration. I am a sole practitioner and all legal work is performed by me personally.

I have had extensive experience in drafting construction contracts in both the private and governmental arenas, concerning fixed priced, design/build, unit price, construction management and cost plus contracts. These contracts range from the simplest subcontract agreement, to major commercial construction contracts.