Attorney Profiles

Nola J. Hitchcock Cross


Ms. Hitchcock Cross has been concentrating on employment, business and civil rights law for more than 40 years. Her clients include CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs and other C-suite executives, managers, and personnel directors; college administrators and professors, school administrators, principals and teachers; judges, court commissioners, assistant district attorneys and public defenders; fire chiefs, police chiefs, police officers, chief deputies and deputy sheriffs; physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and health care administrators; accountants, stock brokers and others with fiduciary responsibilities; office workers, blue collar workers, factory workers, truckers, service employees; and all other executives, managers, supervisors, and employees, both in the private and in the federal, state, and municipal public sectors; and consultants, entrepreneurs, temporary employees, and independent contractors. She is nationally known for her many multimillion-dollar False Claims Act recoveries. Read more »

Mary Flanner

Mary Flanner

Ms. Flanner advises clients in matters involving employee and employer relations. She assists clients in evaluating, negotiating and litigating, if needed, severance agreements, noncompetes and other employment-related torts, restrictive covenants and employment contracts. She helps clients obtain compensation due for unpaid or underpaid wages, overtime, commissions, bonuses, benefits, deferred compensation and stock. She also represents individuals in claims under ERISA plans and employment contracts and represents clients in matters involving wrongful discharge, including retaliatory terminations, licensure proceedings and regulatory matters. Read More »

N. Lynnette McNeely

N Lynnette McNeely

Attorney N. Lynnette McNeely represents clients in Cross Law Firm’s Employment, Business and Fraud Groups in the firm’s Waukesha, WI office, although she also takes appointments in the Milwaukee office as needed. Her practice focuses on business transactions and contracts, employment, white collar defense, and cybersecurity. In addition to all areas of employment, Attorney McNeely handles matters involving commercial agreements, criminal defense, business improvement districts, corporate and data governance policy, landlord/tenant, business organization, and 501(c)(3) governance. She defends those accused of white collar crimes from business fraud to federal matters involving SNAP and TANF violations. In addition, Ms. McNeely handles consumer protection, Office of Federal Contract Compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity, public accommodations, and cyber ethics matters. Read More »

Paul Schinner


Attorney Schinner is an employment law and corporate fraud litigator representing clients in a wide range of employment and fraud-related matters. Approximately half of his regular practice focuses primarily on representation of whistleblowers seeking recovery of fraudulently obtained taxpayer funds through legal action brought under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Because CLF's whistleblower practice is national in scope, attorney Schinner, as part of a close-knit team of attorneys and staff and a national network of FCA specialists, investigates, researches, drafts and files sealed complaints in federal courts across the country to uncover and put a stop to fraud schemes and to obtain recovery for our whistleblower clients. In addition, attorney Schinner handles all types of whistleblower and retaliation claims. Read More »

William Wetzel

William Wetzel

Attorney Wetzel focuses on business and employment litigation. Mr. Wetzel grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, before going to college and then law school in Madison. Read More »