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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
  • Best Lawyers® Litigation - Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year," Milwaukee, 2013 and 2021; Best Lawyers® Litigation - Construction, "Lawyer of the Year," Milwaukee, 2016, 2018, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers In America®, Commercial Litigation, 2011, 2013-2022, Litigation - Real Estate, and Litigation - Securities, 2011-2022, Litigation - Construction, 2015-2022
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2008-2020
  • 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 Memberships and Certifications

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Wisconsin Chapter
  • American Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
Media Mentions | October 2020
Best Lawyers® 2021: The Midwest Issue
News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 16 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and 10 attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | November 13, 2018
32 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has 32 attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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