Voice of the Defense Bar Names First Vice President

Voice of the Defense Bar Names First Vice President


The international organization of defense attorneys and corporate counsel, Voice of the Defense Bar, or DRI, recently elected Mary Massaron Ross as the organization’s First Vice President.

The DRI’s advocacy for the defense bar, as well as its being a thought-leader, is internationally recognized and far-reaching. Its 22,500 members, as well as their clients, enjoy access to world-class legal resources and education. The organization also offers marketing and networking opportunities that can help the careers of its members, as well as the growth of their law firms.

As one of Michigan’s top appellate lawyers, Ms. Massaron Ross was named the First Vice President during the 2010 Annual meeting of the DRI. In the past, she was the Second Vice-President of the 22,500-member organization. Ms. Ross is also the co-editor of A Defense Lawyer’s Guide to Appellate Practice.

The Executive Director of DRI, John Kouris, said, “Mary’s expertise in appellate law is unparalleled, and we welcome her continued leadership on behalf of our thousands of DRI members.” He further added, “In the coming year, Mary will help the defense bar stay at the forefront of legal issues that affect our members and their clients.”

Ms. Ross has been consistently named since 2007 as Best Lawyer in America for Appellate Law. Since 2006, she has also been named as one of the Top 100 Statewide Attorney, Top 50 Michigan Female Attorney and Michigan Super Lawyer. She has met considerable successes in appeals representing many clients before the Michigan Appellate and Supreme Courts.