Ross leads our Texas office. His practice focuses on military law, as well as federal civil litigation on behalf of clients who have been unjustly harmed (e.g., personal injury, civil rights violations, and employment discrimination). Ross is a trial lawyer with a passion for storytelling, and he also formerly worked full-time as an investigator. His unique skill set enables him to dive into the facts of a case and hunt for the next key piece of evidence, which may turn out to be the difference in court.
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lead by Ross Brennan
States: Texas; Indiana
Federal: Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
Military: Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals; Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law (Magna Cum Laude, Law Review, Honors Program Scholar)
B.A., Aurora University (Summa Cum Laude)
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Bar College
Federal Bar Association
Ross served on active duty in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps for five assignments, attaining the rank of Major. Ross was assigned at base legal offices in South Carolina, Alaska, and Colorado, where he worked as a prosecutor and also provided general legal support to base personnel.
After the aforementioned assignments, Ross was competitively-selected as a base-level (area) defense counsel representing servicemembers who had been accused of wrongdoing. In this role, Ross defended his clients at courts-martial as well as at a variety of other forums.
After serving at the base level as a defense counsel, Ross was competitively-selected again to serve as a senior (circuit) defense counsel. In that role, Ross served as a lead defense attorney representing servicemembers accused of some of the military’s most serious crimes, including cases involving drug offenses, sex offenses, and murder. Ross was also responsible for managing defense services and supervising defense attorneys and paralegals at several different bases.
After honorably separating from the Air Force, Ross worked full-time as an investigator—first with a state agency, followed by a state university. Ross’ investigations pertained primarily to civil rights, employment discrimination, and other matters that were frequently the subject of civil litigation. Missing the courtroom dearly, Ross then brought his unique skill set to Cronauer Law’s Texas office.