Ross Forbes to Serve on Wake Forest University School of Law’s Board of Visitors


Jackson Walker congratulates Dallas partner W. Ross Forbes, Jr. on his recent appointment to the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University School of Law.

Established in 1894, the Wake Forest University School of Law continues to be a leader in legal education by modeling engagement and professionalism through academic excellence and a thorough commitment to service.

As a member of the Board of Visitors, Ross will advise the Dean, the faculty, and the students on ways to improve the School of Law’s educational enterprise. This includes leadership and guidance regarding career services, admissions, curriculum, clinics, fundraising, and the law school’s strategic plans.

“I think the school emphasizes the professionalism expected of lawyers and made me appreciate how important being an ethical, honorable lawyer is,” Ross said in a recent profile by Wake Forest Jurist, the school’s alumni magazine. “I wish all law schools emphasized that aspect of being a lawyer as much as Wake Forest.”

As the Chair of Jackson Walker’s Litigation section, Ross oversees the largest practice area of the Firm, which comprises about 150 attorneys. In his practice, Ross focuses on litigating business disputes in both state and federal courts. Additionally, he represents clients in arbitrations administered under the AAA Rules, UNCITRAL Rules, JAMS Rules, and by FINRA. Beyond representing clients in business disputes, Ross has also handled cases for individuals and entities from Afghanistan, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, and Pakistan.

“Helping my clients manage, avoid, and overcome problems that arise is what motivates me. At the same time, a love of competition and a desire to reach the right result in a given situation drives me as well,” Ross said.

“I think the school emphasizes the professionalism expected of lawyers and made me appreciate how important being an ethical, honorable lawyer is.”

To view the full profile, read pages 18 and 19 of the Wake Forest Jurist’s 2018 issue.