Alan L. Ross was appointed Deputy Clerk of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in December 2011. Mr. Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hamilton College in 1982 and a Law Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 1985. He began his legal career as an associate with the Rochester firm of Greisberger, Zicari, McConville, Cooman and Morin, P.C., focusing on civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. In 1992 he accepted a position in Monroe County Family Court as Counsel to the Hon. Ann Marie Taddeo, and served with Judge Taddeo during her tenure as Supervising Judge of the Family Courts of the Seventh Judicial District. He continued his work in Family Court until 2004, when he accepted a position with the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, where he served as a principal appellate court attorney, overseeing Family Court motions and a variety of other matters, prior to his appointment as Deputy Clerk. Mr. Ross also served for eight years as Mendon Town Justice before retiring from the bench in 2009. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Ross has served the community as a youth mentor, volunteer teacher's assistant and student counselor in the Rochester City School District, and member of the Monroe County Council for Elders and the Monroe County Youth Board. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of both the Society for the Protection and Care of Children and the Center for Youth Services, and a long time High School Varsity Ice Hockey Coach. Mr. Ross is a recipient of the “Friends of Children Award” from the Rochester Area Children's Collaborative and was named a finalist for “Youth Advocate of the Year” by the Monroe County Youth Bureau. He was also recognized as one of the Democrat and Chronicle's “10 for 2000". In addition, Mr. Ross has twice been named “Coach of the Year” in the Monroe County High School Hockey League.