Michael Ross serves as legal counsel for the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he defends the First Amendment freedoms of college students and student organizations on university campuses.
Before joining ADF in 2019, Ross worked at the Law Office of Scott D. Bergthold where he represented cities and counties across the country against sexually oriented businesses.
Ross earned his Juris Doctor in 2016 from Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as president of the Christian Legal Society and executive authorities editor for the Vanderbilt Transnational Law Journal. He obtained B.A.’s in mathematics and religious studies from Vanderbilt University in 2010. Ross is a member of the bar in Tennessee.