Michael Ross, Employment, Litigation, Class Action Attorney

Michael Eric Ross

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Taylor English offers experienced, first-class lawyers at cost-effective rates in a truly collegial environment.

Mickey Ross is a member of Taylor English’s Employment and Labor Relations Department, as well as its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. He is a seasoned employment and business litigator with more than 40 years of experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings across the country, including a number of class and collective actions. Mr. Ross has successfully represented both individuals and companies in a wide variety of cases, often on the cutting edge of the law. For example, he has:

  • Won a jury trial in Rome, Georgia, of a potentially $50 million case in which plaintiffs alleged that their plant was closed because of the age of the workforce in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act;
  • Successfully defended wage and hour collective/class actions brought by, among others, restaurant managers and employees, mortgage brokers, parking lot attendants, and insurance investigators;
  • Successfully defended the first class action under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act;
  • Defeated a putative class action in California by agents of a national financial services company by successfully moving to compel individual arbitrations in Georgia;
  • Successfully represented public and private creditors in seeking to enforce promissory notes and guaranties in excess of $10 million;
  • Defeated class certification by current and former students at a national for-profit university who alleged various state law tort claims; and
  • Recovered in arbitration more than $2 million in additional severance benefits for a senior executive who was let go by his company after it was acquired.

Before joining Taylor English, Mr. Ross practiced with one of the world's most prestigious corporate law firms for nearly 34 years, including 28 years as a partner, and with an international, full-service firm for more than two years as a shareholder.


State Bar of Georgia

American Bar Association

Community Involvement

Jewish Family & Career Services, Board of Directors, 2008-2009; Personnel Committee, 2007-2017

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Harvard Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1974

University of Florida, AB, Valedictorian, 1971

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Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

All Georgia State Courts

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit


Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America® 2007–2022

Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2016

Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004–2021

Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers - Employment 2009-2012

Among highest student evaluations for an Adjunct Professor in the Litigation Program at Georgia State University College of Law

Rhodes Scholar nominee from the State of Florida

Invited to join Harvard Law Review

Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, General Practice / Trial Law, 2016 and 2020