James Y. Ross

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This is the judge of the Wayne County General Sessions Court in Tennessee. If you are looking for another person by this name, please see: James Ross.
James Y. Ross
Court Information:
Wayne County General Sessions Court, Tennessee
Title:   Judge
Alternative court:  Wayne County Juvenile Court; Collinwood/Clifton City Courts
Active:   1998-8/31/2022
Past position:   Attorney, Wayne County
Past term:   1990-2000
Past position 2:   Sole practitioner
Past term 2:   1997-Present
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
Law School:   Samford University - Cumberland School of Law, 1987
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Wayne County General Sessions Court
Position:  Seat 1
State:  Tennessee
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  8/7/2014
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA

James Y. Ross is a judge for the Wayne County General Sessions Court in Tennessee. He also has jurisdiction over the Wayne County Juvenile Court. He was first elected in 1998 and is based in Waynesboro.[1] He was most recently re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires on August 31, 2022.[2]


Ross received his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1983 and his J.D. from Samford University - Cumberland School of Law in 1987.[1]


Ross began his career in 1987 as an associate attorney at the firm of Lackey & Ross, Attorneys at Law. He became a partner of that firm in 1990. He also became a Wayne County attorney that year, a position he held until 2000. He worked briefly as a sole practitioner from 1994 to 1995 then, from 1995 to 1997, he was a partner of Gray & Ross. After that, he became a sole practitioner again. He continues to practice in that capacity.

Ross has been serving as a judge part-time since 1998, when was elected to the general sessions and juvenile courts. He also joined the Clifton City Court that year, where he continues to serve. He has also served as judge for the City of Collinwood since 2000.[1]



See also: Tennessee judicial elections, 2014
Ross ran for re-election to the Wayne County General Sessions Court.
General: He won without opposition in the general election on August 7, 2014.[2]

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