Ross V. Smith is an attorney and government relations specialist with Nashville-based law firm Farrar & Bates, LLP. He currently litigates on behalf of Public Entity Partners and multiple local governments in Tennessee. Ross also lobbies the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of Tennessee REALTORS®, local government entities, and private business groups. Prior to joining Farrar & Bates, Ross clerked for the Honorable Jimmy L. Croom in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Ross earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.