Allen J. Ross


  • Allen J. Ross
  • Phone: +1 212 692 1021
    Fax: +1 212 253 4309

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086

Allen J. Ross has more than 45 years of experience practicing law in the areas of construction, litigation and real estate. In addition to traditional legal work, he has also developed a career in alternative dispute resolution in the construction industry, serving as an arbitrator, mediator and dispute review board chair.

Mr. Ross is a member of the American, New York State and New York City Bar Associations, as well as the Construction Industry Panel of Arbitrators and the Panel of Mediators of the American Arbitration Association. He is a 1964 graduate of New York University School of Law and a graduate of Cornell University.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Law and Litigation


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1964


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2008-present
  • Thelen LLP
    - Partner, 2006-2008
  • Ross & Cohen
    Founding Partner, 1978-2006

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Arbitration Association
    - Construction Industry Panel of Arbitrators
    - Panel of Mediators

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Who's Who Legal: Construction 2018-2019

  • Named a "Lawyer of the Year" in New York City Litigation — Construction Law by Best Lawyers, 2015-2016
  • Listed in U.S. News/Best Lawyers "The Best Lawyers in America," 2006-2020

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2008-2019

  • Listed in International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers, 2005-2014; 2016 and 2017
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2015
  • Listed in New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2019

  • Listed in Expert Guides Best of the Best 2012 USA
  • Listed in Avenue magazine's Legal Elite, 2010
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009-2010
  • Listed as one of "The New York Area's Best Lawyers," New York Magazine
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Selected Publications

  • Author, "Constructive Thoughts of a Mediator," Inside the Minds: Preparing for Alternative Dispute Resolution Cases: Leading Lawyers on Best Practices for Mediation and Arbitration, Analyzing When to Settle vs. Litigate, and Determining Financial Liability, Aspatore Books
  • Featured in "Building on Trust: Forest City Ratner Companies and Duane Morris LLP, Counsel to Counsel, March 2009

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "The Use of ADR in Construction Law Cases: What the Industry Forms Say About ADR," New York County Lawyers' Association, May 12, 2016