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Adams and Reese attorney Jay Ross, who serves as Special Counsel in the law firm’s Mobile office, has been accepted into Class XXIV of the 2014 Leadership Alabama program, which since its founding in 1990 has had more than 800 graduates from several of the state’s top business industries.

The program consists of four two and one half day retreats in a nine-month period. Each Fall, 50 to 60 accomplished leaders from around the state are selected to participate in Leadership Alabama. These members are selected based on their leadership abilities, career accomplishments, volunteer activities, contributions to their communities and commitment to help shape a better Alabama. These educational programs present the many social, economic and governmental complexities associated with an issue to stimulate inquiry, analysis and avenues for involvement.

At Adams and Reese, Ross’ 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, he also represents clients in general civil litigation matters as well as corporate law, probate and bankruptcy matters.

Ross 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, the 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.