Cross & Rose was founded in 1977 by two attorneys, James Cross (1913 - 2003) and Michael Rose (1943 - 1994), with the goal to help injured workers. Attorney Richard S. Dodson Jr. (1952 - 2009) joined the firm in 1979.

Currently, Attorney Irene Elizabeth Dodson continues the tradition of exemplary service at Cross & Rose. Under her leadership, the firm continues to strive to provide legal counsel to injured workers and social security applicants and also offers estate planning, preparation of wills, probate matters, and assistance with general legal questions.