Ross Fischer

University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
St. Edward’s University, B.A., Political Science

Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States Supreme Court

Previous Board/Commission Service:
Texas Ethics Commission
Texas Online Authority
Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors

Office: Austin
Phone: 512-354-1786
Email: [email protected]

Ross Fischer is a leading expert in the areas of campaign finance, professional ethics, and public integrity matters. He counsels entities, public officials, and candidates in these complex areas of the law.

Prior to joining the Gober Group, Ross served on the Texas Ethics Commission, the agency with jurisdiction over officeholders, campaigns, political committees, and lobbyists in Texas. He served as a Commissioner from 2005 through 2010, including one year as the Commission’s Chairman. In 2014, the Speaker of Texas House of Representatives appointed Ross to serve on the Select Interim Committee to Study Ethics Laws. He has also served as a clinical professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

In June 2018, Ross was elected by the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas to serve as its General Counsel. The State Bar of Texas is the second largest bar association in the United States, with over 100,000 active members.

Ross’s public sector experience includes time as Assistant Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the State Bar of Texas and as an elected prosecutor, serving a four-year term as the Kendall County Attorney. He has since served as outside counsel for cities, counties, state agencies, and other public entities. Ross became well-versed in regulatory issues and matters of corporate governance when he was elected to and served on the Board of Directors for the nation’s largest distribution electric cooperative.