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Ross has devoted his entire career to litigation.

He is the firm's only elected member of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. His litigation practice is focused in the following areas:

  • Served as lead counsel, co-counsel or strategic advisor in several State & Local Tax controversy matters that resulted in litigation, including those that involved sales and use taxes, franchise and income taxes and property taxes
  • Professional malpractice claims involving attorneys, accountants, registered representatives/broker- dealers, real estate brokers, architects and engineers
  • Numerous tax issues and appeals
  • Product liability
  • Securities claims, ranging from large class action lawsuits to FINRA investor arbitrations
  • Serving as a mediator or arbitrator, including lecturing about alternative dispute resolution procedures
  • Title insurance and real estate issues
  • Construction issues and disputes, including construction defects, design, specification and contract issues, lien claims and procedures


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Real Estate, 2013; Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Construction, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2011, 2013-2020, Litigation - Real Estate, and Litigation - Securities, 2011-2020, Litigation - Construction, 2015-2020
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2008-2019
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Wisconsin 2014 Leader in the Law Award


  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
    • magna cum laude
  • B.A., Carthage College
    • magna cum laude


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Wisconsin Chapter
  • American Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association