Why I love what I do...
“As any employer can tell you, complying with all of the California and federal employment laws is a difficult proposition. The laws are demanding, complex, and ever-changing. I like the complexity. Very few areas of law change monthly, weekly, and, sometimes, daily. In employment law, the changes come frequently and from all sides (new appellate decisions, new regulations, new opinion letters, new statutes, etc.). I enjoy helping employers to keep on top of the ever changing landscape in order to protect their interests.”
For his entire career, Ross has focused his practice on defending and advising employers on
virtually all aspects of California and federal employment law. Ross has represented both
California and national corporations in dozens of wage and hour class actions, including
class actions for unpaid overtime, unpaid minimum wages, meal and rest period violations,
vacation wages, business expenses, reporting time pay, split shift premiums, and wage statement
violations. Additionally, Ross has defended employers in a wide range of single and multi
Plaintiff actions, including actions for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, breach
of contract, failure to accommodate, failure to provide protected leave, and failure to pay stock
Professional Qualifications and Activities
Prior to joining Villarreal Hutner , Ross defended and advised national and California
employers at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles.
• Morgan v. United Retail Inc., 186 Cal. App. 4th 1136 (2010)
Before Law School...
Prior to law school, Ross interned in the television industry and worked as a swim coach, lifeguard, and swim instructor.