Philadelphia Lawyer Riley H. Ross III to Serve on Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 3, 2023) — Trial lawyer Riley H. Ross III, a partner at Mincey Fitzpatrick Ross LLC, Philadelphia, will begin a three-year term as a zone governor on the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Board of Governors at the conclusion of the association’s Annual Meeting, May 5, in Philadelphia.

One of 12 zone governors, Ross will represent Philadelphia lawyers on the PBA Board.

At the PBA, Ross is a member of the Civil and Equal Rights Committee and served as its chair from 2018 to 2020. In 2021, Ross received the PBA Civil and Equal Rights Champion Award that honors an individual who champions for civil rights in Pennsylvania by making a significant impact through constitutional advocacy, legislative acts or advocacy or individual representation and development of case law.

Ross is a current voting member of the PBA House of Delegates and a member of the PBA Civil Litigation Section, the PBA Judicial Evaluation Commission and the Editorial, Federal Practice, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and Minority Bar committees.

In addition, Ross has served as chair the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors and serves on the following boards of directors: ACLU of Pennsylvania as vice president; No Longer Bound; Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania; Defenders Association of Philadelphia as secretary; the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia Advisory Board; Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Hearing Committee; and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Criminal Rules Committee. He is a member of the executive committee of the Federal Criminal Law Committee of Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ross previously served as the vice president of Pennsylvania Innocence Project Board of Directors and U.S. Sentencing Commission Practitioner’s Advisory Group.

Ross has nearly 20 years of trial and litigation experience. Prior to becoming a partner at this current firm, he was assistant federal public defender in Norfolk, Virginia, and held positions at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C.; Miller, Alfano & Raspanti; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Tucker Law Group in Philadelphia.

Ross received a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, an M.A. from Western Kentucky University and a B.S. from Longwood College.