Dan Ross

Southold Town Justice
Daniel Ross

Dan is a candidate for a second term as a Southold Town Justice, having been elected to preside in 2019.

His tenure in the Justice Court is informed by his practice of law in Mattituck for the past 37 years, his prior public service as a Councilman on the Town Board and his municipal law experience having served as Village Attorney for Greenport. Most importantly, he has been a resident of the North Fork since 1986, where he and his wife of 42 years, Karen, raised three grown daughters.

Dan has extensive knowledge of the law and the many faceted issues facing the residents of the Town of Southold which he feels makes him a strong, fair and compassionate, Justice.

Dan and family members at the Southold Young Dems Beach Cleanup in Greenport.

As a member of the North Fork Community he has been an active participant in various volunteer organizations. Dan is a long-standing member, and former Chairperson, of the Board of Directors of San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Greenport. He served as a director of the Mattituck Soccer Club and for 20 years he was dedicated to coaching youth teams, including girls’ soccer and CYO basketball. He is a small business owner and a member of the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce giving him a unique perspective on the North Fork. He is a past president of the Browers Woods Homeowners Association and a past member of the Mattituck Lions Club.

Dan received a B.S. from SUNY Cortland and a J.D. from Hofstra University with an eye toward both private practice and public service. Dan has been a practicing attorney in the Supreme Court in Riverhead and the Southold Town Justice Court for over thirty years. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the NYS Magistrate’s Association.

About being asked if he will continue his private law practice should he be re-elected, he said that he has slowly pared back, but having said that, he quoted Benjamin Franklin - “if you want something done, ask a busy person.”