After graduating from the University of Virginia, College of Law in 1978 he began his career in the commercial litigation department of the Richmond, Virginia, office of McGuire, Woods & Battle (now McGuire Woods, LLP). After moving to Florida, he served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Susan H Black, then a federal district judge for the Northern District of Florida. In 1980 he started his practice in Gainesville again specializing in business litigation. He practiced in the same office on University Avenue for over 28 years until joining Siegel Hughes Ross & Collins in April, 2009.
Mr. Ross is an active member of the Florida Bar Association and an inactive member of the Virginia Bar Association. Mr. Ross also has an “AV” peer review rating, which is the highest rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He is admitted to practice before all Florida State Courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Jack grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and went to college at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he graduated in 1971. After obtaining a Masters Degree in history from Duke University in 1972, Jack served three years in the U.S. Navy before attending law school at the University of Virginia. He earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa at UNC and the Order of the Coif at U.Va.
Jack has been married to his wife, Dorene, a professor at the University of Florida, for over 50 years. They have two daughters, both Gators. Jack supports his community by involvement in local charities, including, Kids Count of Alachua County and Stop! Children’s Cancer.