James Y. Ross, Sr.

General Sessions Court Judge w/ Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

Year Elected/Appointed


Prior Judicial Experience

Collinwood City Judge, 2000-present

Clifton City Judge, 1998-present

Previous Employment

Wayne County Attorney, 1990-2000

Sole (Legal) Practitioner, 1997-present

Gray & Ross, Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1995-1997

Sole (Legal) Practitioner, 1994-1995

Lackey & Ross, Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1990-1994

Lackey & Ross, Attorneys at Law, Assoc. Atty., 1987-1990


Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 1987
Middle Tennessee State University, 1983


Passed Tennessee Bar Exam and admitted to Practice of Law in 1987

Middle TN State University Debate Team

National Deans List at Middle TN State University

Attorney General at Middle TN State University

1984 Governor's Tennessee Volunteer Designation

1984 United States Congressional Intern for U.S. rep. Don Sunquist

Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity

Pi Sigma Alpha National Politcal Science Honor Society

America's Who's Who - College Students/Law Students/Attorneys

Sigma Chi Fraternity Member 1980-1983


Tennessee Bar Foundation Fellow - Inducted 2010

Municipal Judges Conference, Legislative Committee Chairman

General Sessions Judges Conference, Legislative Commitee Member

Juvenile Judges Conference, Legislative Committee Member

Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 1987-present

Tennessee Juvenile Court Service Association, 1998-present

Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference, 1998-present

Tennessee Juvenile Judges Conference, 1998-present

Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference

National Juvenile Judges Conference

Proctor of Admiralty Certification

Tennessee Republican Party Member/Former Member of Tennessee Young Republicans

Community Involvement

Adjunct Professor - University of TN at Parsons, Fall 2009/Spring 2010/Fall 2010/Spring 2011

First United Methodist Church Member, Former Lay Leader

DARE Program Participant

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P.O. Box 1359
Waynesboro, TN 38485