Mayor Jim Ross
Mayor Jim Ross

Elected 2021
Term Expires May 2026


Represents the entire city. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council and represents the city in all of its relations with other municipalities, states and countries.

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Community Service

  • Greater Arlington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Arlington Police Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Gene and Jerry Jones Family Arlington Youth Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Regional Transportation Council, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Member
  • Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition, Member
  • Texas Municipal League, Board of Directors
  • Workforce Solutions, Workforce Governing Board
  • Emergisoft (Arlington, Texas based company providing emergency department systems to hospitals across the country), Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Arlington Texas Bar Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Family Law Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Legion, Member


  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Dallas Baptist University, 1995
  • Juris Doctor degree, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 1998
  • Leading Lawyer Association 2020-2021
  • Living Best of Arlington and Mansfield, Readers’ choice 2014 Best Attorney
  • Part of the Better Business Bureau
  • Supporter of the Shrine circus
  • Supporter of the Special Olympics 
  • Lawyers of Distinction: Personal Injury, 2017- current, Top 10%
  • Lawyers of Distinction: Civil Litigation, 2017-Current, Top 10%
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017-2018 Top Attorneys Nominated by Their Peers-Fort Worth, Texas: The City’s Magazine
  • FWinc best companies to work for in Fort Worth 2017
  • 2017 Faces of Fort Worth 
  • 2016-2017 Top Attorneys of North America
  • Multiple appearances in Fort Worth magazine 2013-current