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Michael Aaron Ross

Michael Aaron Ross

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Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Criminal Law: 50%
  2. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Charles Albert Ross

    Michael Ross is the gold standard of ethics attorneys in the country. He is encyclopedic in his knowledge of the rules and the case law. He has vast experience representing lawyers and judges who face disciplinary problems and he counsels lawyers effectively as to how legally and effectively negotiate the sometimes difficult ethical shoals we can all face from time to time. Every lawyer practicing in New York should have Michael on speed dial.


    Charles Ross Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Michael S. Ross

60 East 42nd Street 47th Floor
New York, NY, 10165

Blaqwell, Inc.

845 3rd Ave Fl 19
New York, NY, 10022-6601




NYCurrently registered 196803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's Who In American LawN/A2007
Bar Register Of Preeminent LawyersN/A2007
Who's Who In American LawN/A2006
Bar Register Of Preeminent LawyersN/A2006
Bar Register Of Preeminent LawyersN/A2005
Who's Who In American LawN/A2005
Bar Register Of Preeminent LawyersN/A2004
Who's Who In American LawN/A2004
Bar Register Of Preeminent LawyersN/A2003
Who's Who In American LawN/A2003
Bar Register Of Preeminent LawyersN/A2002
Bar Register Of Preeminent LawyersN/A2002
Who's Who In American LawN/A2002
Who's Who In American LawN/A2001
Bar Register Of Preeminent LawyersN/A2001
Who's Who In American LawN/A2000
Who's Who In American LawN/A1999
Who's Who In American LawN/A1998
Who's Who In American LawN/A1997
Who's Who In American LawN/A1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Committee on Professional DisciplineMember2005 - Present
Task Force On Lawyer AdvertisingMember2005 - Present
Special Committee on the Unlawful Practice of LawMember2005 - Present
New York County Lawyers’ Association,Member2003 - Present
Special Committee on Procedures for Judicial DisciplineMember2001 - Present
Committee on Mass Disaster ResponseMember2000 - Present
Committee on Professional DisciplineMember1998 - 2004
the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional ResponsibilityMember1994 - 1997
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember1992 - Present
Committee on Professional DisciplineMember1991 - 1994
Criminal Justice Council"--the twenty member policy making body of the ABA's Criminal Justice SectionMember1990 - 1993
New York Council of Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1989 - 1992
Criminal Justice In Crisis CommitteeMember1988 - 1990
Grand Jury CommitteeChairman1988 - 1990
Grand Jury CommitteeVice Chairman1987 - 1988
Committee On Criminal Justice In a Free SocietyMember1987 - 1988
New York Council of Defense LawyersMember1987 - Present
Abilene Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1987 - 1989
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Legal Tech NewsletterHow Not To Commit Malpractice With Your Computer2000
American Bar Association publicationClient and Witness Perjury2000
A.B.A. Criminal Justice Magazine,Strategic Moves To Defend White Collar Fees: Is A 'Good' Fee In A White Collar Case Always Really 'Good'1999
New York Criminal PracticeEvidentiary Issues and Objections1998
A.B.A. Criminal Justice Magazine,Cooperating with Federal Authorities: Operating on the Outer Limits1997
A.B.A. Criminal Justice Magazine,Ethics Column: Alternative Forums for Ethics Disputes1996
A.B.A. Criminal Justice Magazine,Ethics Column: Defense -- A Decade of Litigating Dangerously: Time to Replace Rhetoric with Reason1994
The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkThe Forfeiture of Attorney Fees in Criminal Cases: A Call For Immediate Remedial Action1986
Search and Seizure Law ReportRobbins v. California and the Standards For Searching and Seizing Packages1981


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Rutgers University, New Brunswick/PiscatawayN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UnknownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys2007
Brooklyn Defender Services Sponsered By Continuing Legal Education ProgramDefense Ethics In Criminal Cases2006
Practicing Law Institute Sponsered By Continuing Legal Education ProgramEthics for Litigators: Real Problems of Everyday Practice2006
Practicing Law Institute Sponsered By Continuing Legal Education ProgramEthics In Litigation2006
Continuing Legal Education ProgramEthics For Real Estate Lawyers2006
Brooklyn Law School Sponsered By Continuing Legal Education ProgramProsection And Defense Ethics In Criminal Cases2006
Fordham University School of Law Sponsered By Continuing Legal Education ProgramThe Attorney-Client Privilege In The Litigation Process2006
Continuing Legal Education ProgramEthical Considerations In Matrimonial Litigation2006
Legal Education ProgramBlueprint For Building Your Own Practice 2006: Ethical Considerations For The Single Practitioner2006
Continuing Legal Education ProgramEthics And Professionalism: What Every Lawyer Must Know About Ethics2006
New York State Division of Criminal Justice ServicesPractical Aspects of Evidence at Trial2006
Continuing Legal Education Program Sponsered By New York State Prosecutor’s Training InstituteProsecution Ethics2006
UnknownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys2006
UnknownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys2005
UnknownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys2004
UnknownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys2003
UnknownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys2002
UnknownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys2001
UnknownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys2000
UnkownThe Ethical Issues Facing Newly Admitted Attorneys1999

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