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Nola J. Hitchcock Cross Esq. - Milwaukee, WI

845 North 11th StreetLawyers' Building Milwaukee, WI 53233

Updated: 10/08/2020

Milwaukee False Claims Act Lawyer


Nola J. Hitchcock Cross has built her career by standing up for those who stand up or stand out while trying to make a living...

About Nola J. Hitchcock Cross Esq.

Practice Areas

  • False Claims Act
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
  • Employment Torts & Litigation
  • Job Counseling
  • School Law - Teacher Contracts & Discipline, Student Rights
  • Small Business Start-Up & Representation, Partnerships, Non-Profits, Cooperatives
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Severance agreements
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblowing - False Claims Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, NRA, SEC & IRS whistleblowers, OSHA
  • Whistleblowing - Healthcare Retaliation, Medicare fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, defense contracting fraud
  • Employment contracts-drafting, resolution & litigation
  • Employment discrimination
  • Non-Profits
  • Cooperatives and cohousing

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Sections (Member)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Sections (Member, Chairperson (Two Separate Terms) & Three- Term Board Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Labor Law Section (Co-Chair)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) (Member)
  • Industrial Relations Research Association (Member)
  • National Whistleblowers Association (Member and Attorney Referral Panel)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) (Member and Attorney Referral Panel)
  • Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association (WELA) (Member and Attorney Referral Panel)


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, 1975
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Law School Service Award
  • Washington State University, Edward R. Murrow School of Journalism, Pullman, Washington
    Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Mass Communications
  • Merton College, Oxford University, BNA Comparative Industrial Relations Symposium, Oxford, England, 1983
  • Harvard University, Non-Matriculated Courses in International Banking and Finance, Spanish and Latin American Politics and Government
    Non-Matriculated Courses

Past Positions

  • Murray & Cross, Managing Partner
  • Adelman, Adelman & Murray, S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Partner
  • Podell, Ugent & Cross, S.C., Managing Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Milwaukee Forum, Former Member and Coordinator
  • Milwaukee Forum, Coordinator Emeritus
  • American Association of University Women, Member & Attorney Referral Panel
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers, Member, Coordinating Committee
  • Association for Union Democracy, Advisory Board
  • International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Member
  • Wisconsin Women Angel Investors

Classes and Seminars

  • Cooperatives/Cohousing/Condos: A Study in Comparative Housing Structures, Milwaukee CoLOG, February 8, 2011
  • Frequent Commentator, Various Labor Law Topics
  • Regular Commentator, Case of Figueroa v. Mayor Norquist and City of Milwaukee, Channel 58
  • Hiring & Firing, State Bar Of Wisconsin, Solo Practice Institute
  • Legal Issues in Personnel, UW-Milwaukee Small Business Institute
  • Lecturer, Collective Bargaining Course, Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Sexual Harassment Sensitivity, City of Milwaukee, Trainer
  • Talks on SOX: Employment Provisions Under Sarbanes-Oxley, February, 2005; Wisconsin State Bar, Labor & Employment Section, 2005
  • Covenants Not to Compete: Trends and Developments, State Bar of Wisconsin Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, 2006 - Present
  • Guest Lecture, Mediation-Arbitration, UW-Wisconsin, UW-Wisconsin School for Workers
  • Stewards Schools for Teamsters, IBEW, UE, OPEIU, Hospital Workers, Public Health Nurses, Ironworkers, AFSCME, etc.
  • Speaker, Legal Issues for Housing Cooperatives, Wisconsin Cooperative Housing Conference
  • Speaker, Women and Employment: Challenge Amidst Change, YWCA Conference, Workshop Session
  • Speaker, Legal Issues Affecting Women in Employment, Broad Vocabulary Bookstore
  • Alexander v. Gardner-Denver and the Role of Arbitration in Title VII Cases, National Education Association Council, National Convention
  • “Relator Share”, Taxpayers Against Fraud Educational Fund, 2015
  • “FCA Enforcement Against Hospitals, Device and Pharmaceutical Companies and Other Health Care Industry Companies: Is Medical Judgment a Trump Card?”, ABA False Claims Institute



  • "AV" rating (the highest) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in "Best of the Bar," Employment Law, Milwaukee Magazine, 1985
  • "Lead Attorney," Employment Law, CBS Channel 58, 2002 - 2003
  • Honorary Co-Chair, National Business Advisory Council

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Office Information


845 North 11th StreetLawyers' Building Milwaukee, WI 53233


  • 414-273-7055



  • "The Duty to Bargain Collective" Chapter 3, (Co-Author) Employee and Union Member Guide to Labor Law, A Manual for Attorneys Representing the Labor Movement, Contributing Author, Chpt. 3, Nat'l Labor & Employment Comm., National Lawyers Guild eds.

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