Jeff Ross has been practicing Criminal Defense in Houston, Texas since 1988.
Trial Prosecutor – Harris County District Attorney’s Office Houston, Texas 1984
Chief Prosecutor – County Court at Law Number Five – Houston, Texas 1984-1985
Chief Prosecutor – Check Fraud Division Houston, Texas 1986-1988
Criminal Defense – Houston, Texas 1988-
2016 Main, Suite 2517 Houston, Texas 77002 firstname.lastname@example.org
As Chief Prosecutor of the Check Fraud Division Mr. Ross prosecuted over 5,000 people for theft by check. During that time, he was awarded the “Crime Prevention Award” by the Houston Chamber of Commerce for his efforts in fighting and reducing the “hot check” problem in Houston. He also assisted in passing legislation outlawing fake I.D.’s, conducted numerous sting operations to apprehend hot check writers, gave weekly seminars to merchants teaching them how to avoid receiving bad checks, and made numerous speeches to Texas citizens teaching them the hidden dangers of their checkbook. He worked closely with radio, T.V. and newspapers to publicize his campaign against hot check writers and he enlisted the services of area businesses to pay for hot check warning posters and educational brochures that were passed out to local merchants.
Law Practice dedicated to Criminal Defense since 1988
Mr. Ross has been in the private practice of law since 1988. In that time, he has represented over 16,000 clients for criminal cases. He has represented clients in all 16 Justice of the Peace Courts, all 16 county courts at law and all 22 district courts.
Author-Good People, Bad Checks (Walden House Publishing 1996)
Mr. Ross used his experience as Chief Prosecutor of the Check Fraud division and his years of experience as a hot check defense attorney to write a book which reveals the “30 hidden dangers” in a checkbook that lands honest Texans in jail. This book explains how joint accounts, automatic debits, direct deposits, hold checks, post-dated checks, stop payment checks, pre-signed checks, reserve accounts and more will land good people in jail for an accidentally bounced check. His book is used by check management classes on how to properly manage a checkbook, by defense lawyers on how to fight a hot check charge and by prosecutors on how to prove a case.
Admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1983
Graduated from South Texas College of Law Houston – 1983
Top 13% of the class
Three Amjur Awards for highest test score in the course
Moot Court and Mock Trial competitions
Graduated from University of Texas – Austin in 1979
Student Senator Natural Sciences
ZBT Fraternity – Vice President and Pledge Trainer
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology
Graduated from Sharpstown High School in 1974
- Top 10% of the class