Keith F. Cross

Keith F. Cross

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Keith F. Cross has over 35 years of courtroom experience, including 14 years as a public prosecutor prior to entering private practice. His practice is devoted primarily to handling whistleblower cases arising under the federal False Claims Act, including health care fraud, defense contractor fraud and pharmaceutical fraud. He has experience submitting tax whistleblower claims arising under section 7623(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. He has also achieved success in the prosecution and trial of complex medical negligence cases, including hospital and physician negligence. Along with Joe Bennett, Keith has chosen to concentrate his efforts and expertise on a limited number of cases, rather than spreading the firm's resources, so that each client's case receives the maximum in individual attention, effort and devotion.

Keith F. Cross is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund, the American Association for Justice, the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, the Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit and the El Paso County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in all courts of the state of Colorado, the federal district court for the district of Colorado, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. Keith has handled, with associate counsel, cases in California, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Texas and other parts of the country.

Keith's interest and experience in prosecution of crime and vindication of the rights of victims has led naturally to his current concentration on the pursuit of cases under the False Claims Act, an area where the firm has achieved significant success.

Evaluating tax whistleblower cases and assisting the filing of Form 211 is an important part of Keith's practice. Cross & Bennett, L.L.C. has even had successes convincing the IRS Tax Whistleblower Office to reconsider a declined case that had been previously filed by a tax whistleblower without the assistance of counsel.

Areas of Practice

  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Healthcare Fraud Litigation
  • IRS Whistleblower Claims

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • M.A. - 1974
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1972
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, Dean's List