Saint Thomas More: Lawyer — Understanding Our Patron as Member of the Legal Profession
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Clay Rossi is an assistant district attorney with the Mobile County (Alabama) District Attorney's Office where he heads the White Collar Division. He is the lead prosecutor for cases involving public corruption, financial crimes, and elder abuse/exploitation. Prior to his work as a prosecutor, Rossi was a civil practitioner specializing in business litigation and practiced in the state and federal courts of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.
Rossi is a 2005 graduate, cum laude, of Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. While in law school, he was recipient of the inaugural St. Ives Honor Summer Internship in Legislative Affairs where he conducted a 50-state survey of separation of church and state provisions (“Blaine Amendments”) and developed training materials for Catholic Charities USA to ensure that its charitable activities complied with state law.
Prior to law school, Rossi worked in the fields of book publishing and public policy in Washington, D.C. As the managing editor of Regnery Publishing’s Conservative Leadership Series, he oversaw the production of a volume of the political writings of James Monroe. While working in public policy for two major “think tanks,” he continued developing and overseeing publications, was active as a fundraiser, and took on additional duties as an opinion-editorial writer serving as a frequent guest columnist in many outlets.
Rossi and his wife Elizabeth have two daughters. They are parishioners at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Mobile, the oldest religious congregation of any denomination in Alabama and the Mississippi River Valley.
Rossi is the author of Seeking More: A Catholic Lawyer's Guide Based on the Life and Writings of Saint Thomas More.