Ross A. Skolnick was born in Anniston, Alabama, on February 22, 1947. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1975 after receiving his Texas Preparatory education at the University of Texas at Arlington (Pre-law, 1972) and his legal education at Baylor University (J.D., 1975). Mr. Skolnick was the Chairman of the State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law committee, District 2A, in 1999. He is a member of Gregg County Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, and an admitted attorney of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Mr. Skolnick also served on the Gregg County Bar Board of Directors from 1999 through 2005. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas Sections of Business Law, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law.