Charles E. Ross
Charles E. Ross
Jackson Office
Phone: 601.968.5562
Fax: 601.968.5593
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Practice Areas
Unites States Air Force Academy, 1978, B.S.- Distinguished Graduate
Harvard University, 1988, J.D., cum laude
Harvard Negotiation Institute Mediation Training, Harvard Law School, 2014
Work History
United States Air Force Fighter Pilot, 1978-1985
Massachusetts Air National Guard Fighter Pilot, 1985-1988
Mississippi Air National Guard Cargo Pilot, 1988-1992
Mississippi House Representative, 1997
Mississippi State Senate, 1997-2007, Chairman, Judiciary A (Civil Justice), 2004-2007
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Mississippi State and Federal Courts
Professional Organizations and Special Designations
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 – Railroad Law
Named the Best Lawyers in America 2016 Jackson, MS Railroad Law "Lawyer of the Year"
American Bar Association
Former Civil Justice Task Force Chairman, American Legislative Exchange Council
America's Best Lawyers
Air Force Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Ranked in the top 10 of the recognized "Top 50 Leaders in Law" for Mississippi in 2010
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 – Insurance Law; Railroad Law
Civic and Charitable Interests
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
MIND Center Advisory Board
Publications and Seminars
Winning the Tort War in Mississippi: Keys for Success in Other States, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C., 2004
Experience Is the Life of the Law, Miss. C.L. Rev., Spring 1996, Volume 16, Issue 2
Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go: State Regulation of Private Religious Education, Miss. C.L. Rev., Fall 1988, Vol. 9, Issue 1
Notable Cases and Professional Accomplishments
McSwain v. System Energy Res., Inc., 97 So.3d 102 (Miss. Ct. App. 2012)
Rencher v. Kansas City Southern R. Co., 2012 WL 1921709
Gannett River States Pub. Co., Inc. v. Entergy Mississippi, Inc., 940 So.2d.221 (2006)
Mabus v. St. James Episcopal Church, 884 So. 2d 747 (Miss. 2003)
Elam v. The Kansas City So. Ry Co. & Ronald L. Michael, 635 F, 3d 796 (5th cir. 2001)
Rushing v. Kansas City Southern Ry. Co., 185 F. 3d 496 (2001)
Shawn T. Ezell v. Kansas City Southern Railway Co., U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 16-60409 (July 2017)