Clients of Jim Adler & Associates should be glad to know that attorney Thomas Ross is “never afraid to get in front of a jury and argue my client’s case. I enjoy trying cases. I became a lawyer because I wanted to try cases.”
A litigation lawyer for soft tissue cases in the firm’s Channelview office, Thomas doesn’t necessarily have to take his clients’ cases to court. Often, personal injury lawsuits can be settled by negotiations out of court, with no need for a trial.
“I always advise my clients what I think their best option is, in terms of trial or settlement,” Thomas says. “But if a client wants to go to trial, I will be there.”
A native Houstonian who’s lived across the state, Thomas was inspired to become a lawyer “by another attorney who always took time to sit down with his clients and learn about their lives, so he could understand who they were and what he was fighting for.”
In fact, Thomas likes “representing people, hearing their stories and advocating for them to be treated fairly and compensated for their injuries. I wanted to become a lawyer so I could help people.”
A graduate of Spring Woods High School, Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Longview’s LeTourneau University and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Having previously practiced criminal law, he also is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
A blues and jazz pianist, Thomas subscribes to and supports the Alley Theatre in Houston, along with his fiancée.