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Overview

Ross keeps business objectives in sharp focus as he steers clients through commercial litigation and corporate insolvency matters.

Clients depend on Ross to get them needed information on options and explain their rights in complex commercial litigation. Ross is experienced in all areas of litigation and handles a broad range of claims for clients, including breach of contract, suits on promissory notes, employment disputes and other business torts. Banks, private lenders, loans servicers and financial institutions as well as businesses and individuals turn to Ross for representation in state and federal courts, bankruptcy courts and arbitrations. He manages all aspects of litigation from case strategy, discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiation to trial.

Ross also handles a broad range of bankruptcy matters, representing both creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and has represented Chapter 7 trustees. Banks, lenders and other financial institutions rely on Ross for assistance in enforcing loan agreements, obtaining judgments and recovering collateral securing their loans. In his multifaceted practice, he helps clients navigate the complicated rules and tight deadlines of bankruptcy law to assure that their rights are in compliance with the bankruptcy code. Clients also turn to Ross to handle out-of-court workout matters, including complex financial restructurings, refinancing and forbearance agreements.

Ross is a contributor to Husch Blackwell’s pro bono practice and handles both civil and criminal matters on behalf of indigent defendants.


Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin
    • with honors
      • Dean Scholar: Bankruptcy, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law
  • B.S., University of Missouri
    • Economics
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Experience

Litigation

  • Represented financial institutions nationwide defending claims related to lending practices.
  • Represented business in breach of contract claims relating to purchase of commercial property.
  • Represented employers in labor and employment matters including defending charges related to gender discrimination and workplace injury.

Bankruptcy

  • Represented debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies and adversary proceedings.
  • Represented debtors and creditors in objections to discharge and nondischargeability proceedings in bankruptcy court.
  • Represented creditors in defending objections to proofs of claim and preference actions.
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Outside the Office

Ross grew up on a farm in Mexico, Missouri, and enjoys hiking, riding horses and other outdoor activities.

Community Leadership

Ross is part of the Husch Blackwell team collaborating with Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel, a pro bono program designed to ease the workload on the state public defender’s office. He offers legal services pro bono involving both civil and criminal litigation.

Recently, Ross and other Husch Blackwell attorneys took on the case of an auto dealer charged with failure to pay sales tax on vehicles bought at out-of-state auctions. After investigating the facts and applicable law, Ross was able to convince the state prosecutor that no crime had been committed and charges should be dismissed – a rare outcome in state court.