Valerie A. Ross is a founding member of Turner & Ross, LLC which then expanded to become Turner Ross Germain, LLC. Ms. Ross has practiced law for more than 20 years and is highly experienced in a wide variety of civil litigation matters.
In Ms. Ross’ local government practice, she has represented local governments as in-house as well as outside counsel positions. Ms. Ross’ responsibilities include drafting and presentation of local acts, ordinances, policies and procedures, advising and preparing legal opinions for elected and non-elected officials, and provides legal advice in the areas of zoning and land use, sign ordinance enforcement, code enforcement and community development. Ms. Ross has handled a variety of litigation on behalf of counties and municipalities in the areas of land use and zoning, constitutionality of ordinances, and tax appeals. Ms. Ross has also prosecuted blighted properties under local governments’ nuisance abatement ordinances.
In Ms. Ross’ private client practice, she represents a variety of individual and corporate clients in civil litigation matters. She represents individuals and homeowner associations in zoning and land use matters as well as individuals in personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents and nursing home abuse cases.
In addition, Ms. Ross engages in appellate advocacy. Her appellate practice is founded on the highest standards of written and oral advocacy. Ms. Ross has argued and won appeals in civil matters in state appellate courts.
Ms. Ross received her B.A. in Communications from Oakwood College, now Oakwood University, in 1995. Then, in 2001, she received her Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law.