Making History-Trini Ross of Buffalo Nominated to Serve as First Black Female US Attorney for the Western District

Trini Ross of Buffalo has been recommended by U.S. Senator Charales Schumer to serve as  the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Ross, Buffalo born and raised, would be the first African American woman to hold  the position.  

She currently  serves in the National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General as Director of the Office of Investigations, Legal Division. In this role, which she has held since 2018, she manages attorney-investigations, directs oversight of investigations, and oversees outreach.

“Trini Ross is a true Western New Yorker…who has deep roots in the community and broad support,” said Schumer. “ Ms. Ross served in an exemplary way for a number of year in the Western New York United States Attorney office as well as at top positions at Department of Justice headquarters in DC. Everything in her career has prepared and guided her to assume this leadership role and  I look forward to seeing her take the helm.” 

Attorney Ross, a 1992 graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School, was part of an historic trio of  recommendations by  Schumer which saw three African Americas  recommended to lead New York U.S. Attorney offices for the Southern, Eastern & Western Districts of New York.