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Meet the Acting U.S. Attorney

Acting United States Attorney Jonathan S. Ross

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Jonathan S. Ross serves as the Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.  He has held this position since September 30, 2023.  Previously, Mr. Ross served as the First Assistant United States Attorney, directly supervising the office’s Criminal, Civil, and Administrative Divisions. 

Before his appointment as First Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Ross spent eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the office’s Criminal Division.  In that role, he prosecuted a variety of cases, focusing primarily on white collar offenses.  From 2019 through 2022, he served as the office’s Senior Litigation Counsel, responsible for facilitating training for both new and experienced attorneys. 

In 2008, Mr. Ross obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religious Studies from the University of South Carolina.  Three years later, in 2011, he received his Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law.  Following law school, Mr. Ross served as a judicial law clerk, first for Judge James C. Dever, III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and then for Judge Frank M. Hull of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  He also briefly practiced with a large law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.


Updated November 28, 2023