Academy Member Inducted 2019

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Hon. Christopher C. Cross, Mediator & Arbitrator, Denver, Colorado.

Hon. Christopher C. Cross

Diplomate member
410 17th Street
Suite 2440
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: (303) 534-1254
Fax: (303) 534-1254
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Recognized to Colorado Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2016
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)300
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)3
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Hon. Christopher C. Cross (Ret.) served as a county and district court judge for 18½ years in the most populous judicial district in the State of Colorado. He presided over domestic relations, civil, and criminal dockets. Prior to his appointment, he practiced complex civil litigation, professional disciplinary administrative actions, both criminal defense and prosecution, and family law.

As noted by the Judicial Retention commission in its most recent evaluation, Judge Cross “received some of the highest ratings of any judge ... in the State,” and “Attorneys [and] litigants all have a high degree of admiration for his courteous and professional demeanor in the court room.” One appellate judge commented, “He is one of our best.” Judge Cross is known for his fairness, ability to listen, in-depth preparation, and the ability to resolve complex legal and factual issues—all with compassion and a sense of humor.

Case Experience

  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • Mediation Training (40 hour class), National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada, 2015
  • Med/Arb Training (3 days), JAMS National, San Francisco, California, 2016
  • Judge, Colorado Eighteenth Judicial District Court, 2009-2016
  • Judge, Arapahoe County Court, 1997-2009
  • Judicial Education Courses, National Judicial College: Complex civil litigation, financial and economic issues in litigation(2 courses), evidence, and constitutional law
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1976-1979
  • Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1970-1974

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Academy of Court Appointed Neutrals, 2016-present
  • Nominated for the Outstanding District Court Judge Award by the Colorado Judicial Institute, 2015
  • Member of Colorado, Arapahoe County, Douglas-Elbert County Bar Associations
  • CBA Board of Governors, various years 1989-2006
  • ACBA Board of Directors, 1998-2007; President, 2005-2006; President-elect, 2004; Treasurer, 2003; Secretary, 2002
  • ACBA Foundation Board, 2006-2008

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