Appointed: July 27, 2001
Maurice A. Ross, formerly an Assistant Counsel in the Office of Professional Responsiblity in the United States Department of Justice, will be sworn in as the newest Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on Friday, July 27, 2001, at 4 p.m. in the third floor atrium of the H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Rufus G. King, III, will preside. Superior Court Associate Judge George W. Mitchell will administer the Oath of Office.
Mr. Ross was born and raised in Washington, D.C. where he graduated from Saint Francis Xavier School and Saint John’s College High School. Mr. Ross receives Bachelor of Arts in history, cum laude, from Yale College in 1983, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1986.
Mr. Ross began his legal career in 1986 as an Associate with the law firm of Shaw Pittman, litigating complex civil and administrative cases. After leaving Shaw Pittman in 1989, Mr. Ross held the positions of Assistant United States Attorney General of the United States, and Associate Deputy Attorney General to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and Associate Deputy Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice. From 1993 until 1997, Mr. Ross held the position of Senior Counsel at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”), where he handled all aspects of numerous commercial and personal injury cases in federal and state courts across the United States. In 1997, Mr. Ross returned to the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant Counsel in the Office of Professional Responsibility, which investigates allegations of professional misconduct by Department of Justice attorneys.
His appointments include serving on the Legal Ethics Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association, on the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Urban League, and on the Executive Committee of the Greater Washington Urban League.