Bio

STACY ROSS
Judicial Assistant: Chela Iverson
Phone Number: (954) 831-7396
Chamber: NW5820
Courtroom: NW5810
Division: JB
Zoom Meeting ID: 186-476-648

 

JUDGE STACY ROSS

Judge Stacy Ross was born and raised in Broward County, Florida. She graduated from the University of
Florida and obtained her law degree from Nova Southeastern University. She began her public service in
law school as she graduated with pro bono service honors.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Ross was an Assistant State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit. In
2005, Judge Ross was appointed to the County Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit and served in
both the criminal and civil divisions. In 2013, Judge Ross was elevated to the circuit court and currently
presides in the juvenile delinquency division. Here, Judge Ross implemented Broward County’s “Girls
Court Initiative.” In 2015, she presented her Girls Court model at the National Conference for Family
Court and Juvenile Court Judges. Judge Ross has also served as faculty for the National Judicial Institute
on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking and Teen Dating Violence. In 2015, she testified in Washington, D.C. at
a Congressional briefing regarding the trafficking of girls. In 2019, Judge Ross established a therapeutic
court, known as RISE (Restoring Independence, Strength, Empowerment) Court which is designed to
address the unique needs of children who are survivors of human trafficking in both the dependency
and delinquency court systems.

Judge Ross has served on several bar and charitable organizations. She is currently on the Florida
Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group, the advisory boards
of the PACE Center for Girls and Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association. She served as the vice
chair of the Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee and as the Judicial Representative
for both the Broward County Bar Association and their Young Lawyers Section. Judge Ross was
previously elected by her peers as the 17th Circuit’s Representative for the Florida Conference of County
Court Judges.

Judge Ross has received numerous community recognitions. She accepted the National Conference of
Women’s Bar Association Public Service Award on behalf of the Broward County Women Lawyers’
Association for her participation in the “Books and Breakfast” program. Judge Ross received the Florida
Conference of County Judges’ Presidential Service Award and was recognized as Miami Dolphins Cancer
Survivor Honoree. The Broward County Bar Association named her a “Women Leader in the Law.” Judge
Ross awarded “2018-2019 Jurist of the Year” from the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. In 2023,
Legal Aid presented her with the Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award for her commitment to making
justice available to the poor and disadvantaged.