Ross Campbell is a part of the firm’s founding team. Ross specializes in business, real estate, land use, and environmental litigation, and has extensive experience practicing in both the state and federal courts. He represents clients in a wide range of commercial matters, including breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, partnership dissolution, online marketing, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, unfair business practices, intentional interference, and other business torts. Ross’ practice spans broad areas of litigation, ranging from negligence to complex federal RICO claims.
Throughout his career, Ross has also focused on land use and environmental litigation, and is a highly experienced CEQA practitioner. Providing representation in administrative proceedings, litigation, and matters of regulatory compliance under numerous other state and federal environmental laws, Ross has developed expertise in the California Coastal Act, California Porter-Cologne Act, federal Clean Water Act, and National Environmental Policy Act. As an avid surfer with a commitment to clean water and responsible growth, Ross has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to protecting California’s coastal waters and resources. These efforts date back to his first year of law school, when he clerked for San Diego Baykeeper (now San Diego Coastkeeper) in the organization’s Environmental Law & Policy Clinic.
Ross also serves CLG’s Action Sports practice group, where he provides both litigation and transactional support to a number of high profile brands in the surfing, motocross, and mixed martial arts industries.
A native of Southern California, Ross received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2000, and his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law (USD) in 2004. While at USD, he received an academic scholarship, graduated cum laude, and was a member of the San Diego Law Review. As a student, Ross published The Bajagua Project: Finding a Solution to the San Diego-Tijuana Sewage Crisis, 40 San Diego L. Rev. 1039 (2003).
In 2010 Ross’ efforts were recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a semi-finalist among San Diego’s best young attorneys. That same year Ross was also made Partner at CLG.