Since taking office in September 2012, Judge Ross has proven that he has the knowledge, ability, and leadership skills, and desire to transform the General Sessions Court of Hawkins County into a source of pride for the Citizens of Hawkins County.
Throughout his career as an attorney, Judge Ross earned a reputation for providing quality legal representation to his clients throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, while building a successful multi-jurisdiction, multi-attorney law firm. Judge Ross represented thousands of clients, while maintaining a thorough and compassionate approach to best serving the needs of each client.
Judge Ross met Heather at East Tennessee State University where they were both students. They married May 18, 1996, following Todd’s graduation from graduate school and Heather’s graduation from nursing school. Heather has been a Registered Nurse for 15years. During their 17 years of marriage they have been blessed with three children, Sydney (15), Lauren (10), and John (7), all students in Hawkins County public schools.
Judge Ross will tell you that his greatest joy and proudest achievement was becoming a father. Watching his children grow, being involved with their education and their many activities has been central to his life. Todd recognizes that our kids are God’s greatest blessings, and we must treasure them above all else.
Judge Ross has volunteered for, and accepted, the role of leader in a variety of community activities. As a counselor, a school supporter, a coach, a mentor, a parent, a board member, and a concerned citizen, Todd understands the responsibility that he has, and that all of us have, to contribute to our community and to serve our fellow man.
As a little league coach for many years, for football, basketball, T-Ball, softball, and soccer, Todd understands the positive growth that comes from old fashioned ideas like “team-work” and “good sportsmanship” and “self-sacrifice.” He believes that one of Hawkins County’s greatest assets is its community spirit and small-town atmosphere where adults look out for their own kids and their neighbor’s kids too. Todd believes that those are qualities worth protecting.