KENNETH A. ROSS, ESQ.

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    Kenneth A. Ross has practiced law in Hawaii for over 34 years, 2 years on Oahu and the remainder in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island where he continues to practice today.

    He received his Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Iowa in 1969 and his Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1972. After law school Mr. Ross worked for the Federal Trade Commission in the Bureau of Competition in Washington, D.C. doing anti-trust work. He then worked for the Micronesion Claim Commission in Truk (now Chuk) and as an Assistant Attorney General in American Somoa.

    Mr. Ross was a partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel for 19 years doing primarily personal injury defense. When Goodsill closed its Kona Office, Mr. Ross began a solo practice in Kona doing plaintiff and defense personal injury cases as well as contract, employment law, real estate, premises liability as well as other types of commercial litigation cases.

    From 2000-2010 Mr. Ross was a partner at Rush Moore LLP as its resident partner in Kona doing a range of cases including civil litigation of all kinds. In 2010 Mr. Ross left Rush Moore and has reinstituted his office as a sole practitioner in Kona.

    Mr. Ross has held an “AV” rating (the highest possible) consecutively for the past 16 years under the Martindale-Hubbell Rating System. Only 7% of all lawyers nationwide are rated “AV.” As a result Mr. Ross has been added to the Registry of Business and Professional Excellence.

    Mr. Ross obtained formal mediation training at the Strauss Institution for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in California and arbitration training at the ABA Arbitration Training Institute in Washington, D.C.

    Mr. Ross has been a CAAP arbitrator since the inception of the CAAP program. He was the only attorney from West Hawaii named to the CAAP Mentor Panel. He has been a speaker for numerous arbitration training programs presented by the Pacific Law Institute. In addition to CAAP arbitrations dealing with a variety of subjects including personal injury, real property and employment law, Mr. Ross has been selected as a neutural in numerous private arbitrations and mediations.

    Mr. Ross has held numerous offices in the West Hawaii Bar Association, including President. He is active in community activities serving as immediate past President of the Aloha Performing Arts Company and President of the council of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity.

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