Judge Bios

Ross, Carl Ezekiel

THE HONORABLE CARL EZEKIEL ROSS

ASSOCIATE JUDGE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Carl Ezekiel Ross was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on December 15, 2021. His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 15, 2022.

Judge Ross was born in Washington, D.C. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oral Roberts University and his Juris Doctor degree from William and Mary School of Law.

After law school, Judge Ross served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James R. Spencer of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

In 2004, Judge Ross joined Arnold & Porter LLP as a litigation associate. At Arnold & Porter, Judge Ross worked on a variety of federal appellate and district court matters. Judge Ross also handled a variety of pro bono cases, including landlord-tenant cases in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society of D.C.

In 2009, Judge Ross was sworn in as an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) in the District of Columbia U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Civil Division. During his tenure as a civil AUSA, Judge Ross handled federal appellate and district court matters involving employment litigation, the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, Bivens, the Freedom of Information Act, the False Claims Act, patent term adjustments, and other matters.

In 2017, Judge Ross began serving as investigative counsel to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics. As investigative counsel, Judge Ross led investigations into matters involving criminal and civil allegations of fraud, sexual harassment, impermissible financial transactions, disclosure of classified information, illegal campaign activity, improper use of congressional resources, and other matters.