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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    17 years
  2. Franchising: 30%
    15 years
  3. Commercial: 30%
    16 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 5%
    12 years

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Heather Ann Batzel

    Dave Ross is highly knowledgable in civil litigation and franchise matters and a strategic and effective legal advisor. He is straightforward in his advice and meticulous in his communications. I have called upon Dave to assist in matters in which controversies have arisen and have always been happy with his attentiveness and advice. We have collaborated on work, and I’ve seen first-hand his ability to explain his area of law in plain english and his genuine interest in protecting his clients' interests. I also recommend Dave as someone who is down-to-earth and enjoyable to work with!


    Heather Batzel Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Mason Loots

    David has a keen command of the procedural and strategic elements of commercial litigation, a quick understanding of facts, and an ability to effectively communicate positions, both in written and oral argument. He is a pleasure to work with.


    James Loots Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Ross Law Firm, LLC

800 King Farm Blvd.
Suite 500
Rockville, MD, 20850



DCActive 200005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberRoss Law Firm, LLC2007 - Present
Of CounselThe Franchise & Business Law Group2007 - 2008
Senior AssociateThatcher Law Firm, LLC2004 - 2007
AssociateThe Goldstein Law Group, P.C.; Goldstein & Loots, P.C.2000 - 2003
AssociateBroscious, Glynn & Fischer, P.C.1998 - 2000
Law Clerk to Hon. Kenneth R. SteinSuperior Court of New Jersey1997 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMember2013 - Present
Maryland Franchise Advisory CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Montgomery County Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - 2014
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingMember2011 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association (Franchise Law Committee)Member2007 - Present
American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD)Member2006 - 2010
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)Member2004 - 2011
The George Washington American Inn of CourtMember2003 - 2007
Publication NameTitleDate
MSBA Maryland Employment Law DeskbookComparing Select Federal and Maryland Procedural Standards (co-author)2014
Maryland State Bar Association's Annual Intellectual Property Law Update, Vol. IVA Fair Use of Nominative Fair Use? Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. v Tabari (co-author)2011 (official website of the IAFD)Go Fish in Your Own Pond: Encroachment Liability to Fellow Franchisees2011
franchisehelp.comThe Moving Target: System Standards and the Franchisor's "Sole Discretion to Change Franchisee Obligations2011
LJN's Franchising Business & Law AlertChanges to Civil Rights Statutes: The Continued Increase of Employment Liability Risks (co-author)2008
The Franchisee Voice, Vol. 13, Issue 4The Good & the Bad: What Congress' "Fair Pay" and "Mandatory Arbitration" Bills Mean for Franchisees2008
AVANTI (official magazine of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees)Employee Problems are Your Problem: H.R. Issues for 7-Eleven Franchisees2007
The Franchisee Voice, Vol. 13, Issue 2Employer Beware: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You (co-author)2007
The Franchisee Voice, Vol. 11, Issue 5Talk is Cheap: What the Franchise Sales Rep Doesn't Want You to Know2006
Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 6The Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty and the Departing Employee2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawN/AJ.D.1997
Lafayette CollegeGovernment & LawB.A.1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MSBA Franchise Law Commitee MeetingThe Employee/Independent Contractor Distinction and its Relevance to Franchising2013
CAFA PanelSaving Franchise Systems from Themselves2013
Spring 2007 Board of Directors MeetingEmployment Problems are Your Problem: HR Issues for 7-Eleven Franchisees2007
Fifteenth Annual ConferenceHuman Resources: What Franchisors Aren't Sharing With You And Why2007