As the head of Ireland Stapleton’s Special Districts Practice Group, Dino Ross represents the fire departments that provide critical life-saving emergency services to Colorado’s communities.

When asked what he would be if he weren’t a lawyer, he responded with “miserable”! We got the opportunity to learn all about why he’s so passionate about what he does for a living in our latest Attorney Spotlight interview.

Why did you become a lawyer?

I enjoy the intellectual challenge and giving back to our communities.

What is the most positive/memorable experience you’ve had as a lawyer?

Being the lead attorney in establishing a multi-agency emergency dispatching center.

What is your favorite quote?

“Everyone is dealing with something you know nothing about. Be kind always.”

Executive Director of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Garry Briese

What is the next big thing you’d like to accomplish in your career?

Draft, and assist in the passing of, legislation that would ensure Colorado’s fire departments have the funds they need to meet the emergency services needs of our communities.

For Special Districts representation, contact Dino Ross at or at 303-628-3686.