Ross J. Switkes concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, corporate restructuring and commercial litigation.

Ross regularly appears in the federal and state courts on behalf of a wide range of clients, including Chapter 7, 11, and 12 trustees, debtors, secured, and unsecured creditors, including committees, purchasers of assets, officers and directors, non-debtor spouses, landlords, transferees in avoidance actions, insurance companies, financially distressed companies and municipalities.

Ross is active in local and state-wide community and bar organizations.  Ross serves as a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey; a Trustee of the Mercer County Bar Association; Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy, Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Golf Outing Committees of the Mercer County Bar Association; and a Barrister in the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.  Ross also serves on the NextGen Committee of the New Jersey Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

Ross served on the planning committee for the first annual “Run on the Reservoir” 5K to benefit the New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation, and from 2010 to 2014, he served as an Executive Board Member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Essex County Bar Association.  Ross is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and International Council of Shopping Centers.

Ross has served as a speaker on educational panels conducted by the Mercer County Bar Association, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Federation, International Council of Shopping Centers, and Essex County Bar Association.  Ross has also written articles that appeared in, amongst other publications, the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal.

As a law student, Ross served as an intern for the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr. (Ret.), Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and for the Honorable Paul J. Vichness (Ret.), Judge of the Superior Court, Essex County.



  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • District of Columbia


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Lawyers Advisory Committee for the Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association


  • Selected to “New Jersey Rising Star” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in 2017 and 2018
  • Named a “New Leader of the Bar” by New Jersey Law Journal in 2018
  • Named a “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Mercer County Bar Association in 2018
  • Recognized as a New Jersey Rising Star® in the area of Bankruptcy: Business by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine in 2019