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Jay Michael Ross

Partner
Government Relations
  • P 251.650.0873
    F 251.650.2058

Jay Michael Ross joined Adams and Reese in 2012 and is a Partner in the firm’s Mobile office. He is also part of the Special Business Services Practice Group.

Practicing law since 1985, Jay's practice focuses primarily on issues related to municipal and county governments, with an emphasis on economic development, intergovernmental relations, and state and federal regulatory, organizational and operational matters. In addition to his governmental practice, Jay also represents clients in general civil litigation matters as well as corporate law, probate and bankruptcy matters.

Jay is admitted to practice in the State of Alabama, United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Jay’s significant contributions include:

  • Serving as lead negotiator for his governmental clients in economic development projects which total over a billion dollars in development in south Alabama.
  • Providing day to day operational advice to municipal and county governments throughout south Alabama.
  • Creating cooperative, tax, and other improvement districts throughout the region to promote economic development and provide incentives for business development.

He is a member of the Alabama Municipal Attorneys Association, the Alabama Municipal Judges Association and the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Jay serves as a municipal judge throughout Mobile County and is an active member of the Alabama State Bar Association, Family Law Section and also the Mobile County Bar Association.

In the community, this Mobile native is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Mobile, a member of Mobile United and a board member of the Mobile Area Education Foundation, Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast and Mobile Area Boy Scouts.

Jay received his J.D. at the Samford University Cumberland School of Law in 1985, and earned his B.A. in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 1982.

In his spare time, Jay likes to ride motorcycles, watch University of Alabama football, travel, and visit the beach.