WNY native Ross sworn in as US Attorney
BUFFALO — Trini Ross was sworn in on Monday as United States attorney for the Western District of New York.
Ross was nominated by President Joe Biden on July 26 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 30 for the Western District of New York. Biden signed Ross’s commission on Oct. 5.
Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford administered the oath of office to Ross on Monday.
“It is an honor to serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York,” Ross said. “I look forward to working with the dedicated staff in our office, as well as our law enforcement partners at the federal, state and local levels, as we all work together to uphold the mission of the Department of Justice. I also look forward to working with our community partners as we strive to make the neighborhoods throughout our district safe and secure for all residents.”
Ross is responsible for overseeing the prosecution of any federal criminal case brought within the 17 counties of Western New York. The Office also represents the United States in all civil matters brought within this territory.
Ross most recently served as the director of investigations, legal division, with the National Science Foundation’s Office of Inspector General since 2018. She has also been an adjunct professor at the State University of New York, at Buffalo, School of Law, since 2006.
Ross, a native of Buffalo, received her J.D., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, in 1992, her master’s degree from Rutgers University in 1990, and her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1988.