Judge Katrina Ross

Judge Katrina Ross was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from A.H. Parker High School in 1980, she attended and graduated from both The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received her B.S. degree, and Miles Law School. Judge Ross clerked for Judge Jim Smith, 23rd Circuit. The first woman to sit as a District Court Judge in the Criminal Division, Judge Ross has also served in Family Court and in District Court Criminal Division as a Special Judge. Additionally, she served as the First Executive Director of the North Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.

An active participant in her community, Judge Ross volunteers her time serving organizations such as United Way of Central Alabama, Inc., The Women’s Fund, NCCJ Annual Walk-a-Thon, and others. She is a past president of The Links, Incorporated, Birmingham Chapter and belongs to the Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She attends Sixth Avenue Baptist Church and serves as a board member for the Greater Birmingham Ministries. Judge Ross has been featured in several prestigious publications including UpGrade Magazine (Oct./Nov. 2008), Who’s Who in Black Alabama (The Inaugural Edition), and Women of Uncommon Valor (Life Stories of Women from Birmingham, AL) written by Geraldine Watts Bell & Hattie Griffin Lamar.

Among the honors and awards bestowed upon Judge Katrina Ross, she was named the 2011 Woman of the Year by the NAACP. She has also received an Outstanding Service & Assistance Award from The American Legion was recognized by The Magic City Bar Association for The Fight Against Domestic Violence and The Legal Profession. Judge Ross is a proud member of the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class 6, the Birmingham Leadership Class 2007, and is a Momentum Graduate 2009-2010.