Jane Rheinheimer Ross
Jane Rheinheimer Ross was raised in Tustin, California, the only child of an Orange County Deputy District Attorney and a Superior Court judge. After graduating from Marywood High School in Orange, she moved to Washington, DC where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in languages and linguistics from Georgetown University.
Ms. Ross returned to Southern California after graduating from Georgetown to work for General Steamship Corporation in Los Angeles. She relocated to San Diego in 1984 to attend law school at the University of San Diego. She received her JD in 1987 and passed the California bar exam on the first attempt. Ms. Ross has been admitted to practice law before all the courts of the State of California and before the Southern, Central and Eastern districts of the US District Court since December of 1987.
After working for several mid-sized law firms in San Diego and as a contract attorney for Appellate Defenders, Inc., Ms. Ross went into business for herself in 1996, first as Maxie Rheinheimer Stephens & Vrevich and then as Rheinheimer + Smigliani, APC. Ms. Ross' successful trial and appellate practice covers a wide range of civil and criminal matters. She has been consistently recognized as one of San Diego's top attorneys, is listed to California Super Lawyers, and has held Martindale Hubbell's highest possible AV rating for legal ability and ethics continuously for the past twenty years.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Ross is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego, volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in San Diego County's foster care system, is active in her church and serves on Georgetown University's alumni admissions committee.