|Member||Ross Law Firm, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Of Counsel||The Franchise & Business Law Group||2007 - 2008|
|Senior Associate||Thatcher Law Firm, LLC||2004 - 2007|
|Associate||The Goldstein Law Group, P.C.; Goldstein & Loots, P.C.||2000 - 2003|
|Associate||Broscious, Glynn & Fischer, P.C.||1998 - 2000|
|Law Clerk to Hon. Kenneth R. Stein||Superior Court of New Jersey||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maryland State Bar Association Franchise & Distribution Law Committee||Chair||2017 - Present|
|Maryland Franchise Advisory Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Bar Association of Montgomery County||Member||2013 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association Franchise & Distribution Law Committee||Vice Chair||2015 - 2017|
|Maryland State Bar Association Franchise & Distribution Law Committee||Member At Large||2013 - 2015|
|Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce||Member||2012 - 2014|
|American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising||Member||2011 - 2016|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2016|
|American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD)||Member||2006 - 2010|
|Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)||Member||2004 - 2011|
|The George Washington American Inn of Court||Member||2003 - 2007|
|MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook (2016 ed.)||Comparing Select Federal and Maryland Procedural Standards (co-author)||2016|
|MSBA Maryland Employment Law Deskbook||Comparing Select Federal and Maryland Procedural Standards (co-author)||2014|
|Maryland State Bar Association's Annual Intellectual Property Law Update, Vol. IV||A Fair Use of Nominative Fair Use? Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. v Tabari (co-author)||2011|
|www.franchise-info.ca (official website of the IAFD)||Go Fish in Your Own Pond: Encroachment Liability to Fellow Franchisees||2011|
|franchisehelp.com||The Moving Target: System Standards and the Franchisor's "Sole Discretion to Change Franchisee Obligations||2011|
|LJN's Franchising Business & Law Alert||Changes to Civil Rights Statutes: The Continued Increase of Employment Liability Risks (co-author)||2008|
|The Franchisee Voice, Vol. 13, Issue 4||The Good & the Bad: What Congress' "Fair Pay" and "Mandatory Arbitration" Bills Mean for Franchisees||2008|
|AVANTI (official magazine of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees)||Employee Problems are Your Problem: H.R. Issues for 7-Eleven Franchisees||2007|
|The Franchisee Voice, Vol. 13, Issue 2||Employer Beware: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You (co-author)||2007|
|The Franchisee Voice, Vol. 11, Issue 5||Talk is Cheap: What the Franchise Sales Rep Doesn't Want You to Know||2006|
|Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 6||The Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty and the Departing Employee||2005|
|American University, Washington College of Law||N/A||J.D.||1997|
|Lafayette College||Government & Law||B.A.||1994|
|MSBA Franchise Law Commitee Meeting||The Employee/Independent Contractor Distinction and its Relevance to Franchising||2013|
|CAFA Panel||Saving Franchise Systems from Themselves||2013|
|Spring 2007 Board of Directors Meeting||Employment Problems are Your Problem: HR Issues for 7-Eleven Franchisees||2007|
|Fifteenth Annual Conference||Human Resources: What Franchisors Aren't Sharing With You And Why||2007|
Posted by David Porter
My husband and I sought David's help in selling our franchise. David was very helpful in reviewing documents as well as having a colleague involved when he felt it was necessary.
We had contacted four separate attorneys offices for help in the transaction. Believe it or not, David was only one of two that responded, and the only one that FOLLOWED THROUGH with his word and actions!
Posted by Kim
David Ross was an integral part of the success of my business. He helped make confident decisions with employee situations and negotiations during the transaction of a specialized business. Mr. Ross during some of the most difficult, stressful and emotional up evils of the business environmnet he only showed professionalism and the desire to go beyond the standard of practice. With ever process he showed accessibly, knowledge, understanding, concern,and diligenetence from begin to end. The expertise and perfection shown during our conversations and meetings only reassured my choice in an attorney that was working toward my best interests. During the time of owning my business I could not ask for a better attorney. I alwats felt as though I was the prority. In any event that would require an attorney there would be no question about who I would retain.
Posted by anonymous
Dave Ross' law firm is small but he can transform it into a firm with large law firm power by his use of strategic alliances with other law firms. He has gone up against some very large law firms and brought home the bacon each time for us. For example, Dave won in Federal court preventing our claims to be forced into arbitration against large national law firm (this is an extremely rare event, but Dave pulled it off). He also engineered a favorable settlement against one of the most profitable privately-owned companies who used a large national law firm. He has shown himself to be fair and honest but aggressive if the need arises. He does not always tell you what you want to hear but, he always tells you what you need to know. If your livelihood is on the line, its in good hands with Dave.
Heather Batzel, Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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!
James Loots, Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.