Ross lives in Columbus with his wife, Amy and their three children. He is a 1988 graduate of Jennings County High School. He earned his bachelors degree in Political Economy from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992 and his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1994. Ross has been a practicing attorney in Indiana since 1995 and owns and operates his own law firm based in Indianapolis.
Ross is a member of the board for Columbus Youth Baseball and is a long time baseball coach for the Columbus Parks & Rec. Youth Baseball Program. He is a member of the Legal Redress Committee of the Columbus Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Legal Committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.