After running a successful solo practice, Ross has joined UTH as a partner and focuses his practice on business law, business litigation, divorce services reviews, insurance litigation and criminal defense. His business clients range from foreign corporations to small start-ups. Ross frequently advises business clients concerning risk management, employment issues, insurance coverage and business transactions. He also has extensive litigation experience successfully representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court. Ross is the creator and an author of the law blog fightingdenial. Ross enjoys fighting for insurance policyholders and has a practice emphasis on representing policyholders in large insurance disputes.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Ross clerked at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office as well as at a mid-size Minneapolis law firm. He also clerked for a law firm in London, England.
Ross is the attorney coach for the 2012 state champion Breck School mock trial team and enjoys playing golf, hockey and guitar, and spending time with his wife, Molly, and son, Dylan.
Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A. 2001
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2005
State of Minnesota, U.S. District Court: District of Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar Association: Civil Litigation Section, Business Law Section
Hennepin County Bar Association
Mathews v. Eichorn Motors, et al.
Ross defended the owners of a car dealership in which his clients were accused of aiding and abetting employment discrimination. Ross was able to have the case against the owners dismissed prior to trial, but the ruling was appealed by the plaintiff. The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Ross’ clients and the Court of Appeals’ opinion set the legal standard in Minnesota for claims involving aiding and abetting discrimination.
Dalgakiran Kompressor v. Modern Sales and Services
In an international business dispute, Ross represented a large Turkish based air compressors manufacturer in a breach of contract lawsuit against its US distributor. The case went to binding arbitration and after a five-day hearing the judge awarded Ross’ clients a substantial award and dismissed the other party’s claims.
Xing Fa. v. NIVI, Inc.
In an international business dispute between and Chinese metal producer and a Minnesota boat manufacturer, Ross successfully negotiated a favorable settlement for his clients.
Mann v. Shevich, et al.
In a civil rights case, Ross and Brendan Tupa brought a civil rights lawsuit against an Itasca County Sheriff’s Deputy for using excessive force against their client. Despite the officer denying any wrongdoing the case settled before trial for $150,000.
Ross obtained a $214,000 settlement on behalf of his clients in a case concerning a wrongful death claim against an enegery drink manufacturer.