C. Ross Heyl


Ross Heyl works to bankrupt financiers of global terror, and hold accountable human rights violators and their enablers.

He also litigates for consumers who bear the harm and financial burden of corporate misconduct. 

Ross represents survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as well as families of deceased victims in groundbreaking litigation targeting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and others who are accused of helping al Qaeda carry out the attacks. He also helps terror victims apply for compensation through the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund, and advocates for American torture victims through litigation filed under the Torture Victim Protection Act. 

In addition to his antiterrorism and human rights casework, Ross litigates against Blackbaud and other businesses that allegedly failed to protect the private information of consumers, leaving them susceptible to identity theft and other cybercrimes. He also represents consumers who allege physical injuries and financial losses related to vehicle defects, including in litigation filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles regarding explosive Takata airbags, and against Volkswagen regarding allegedly defective timing chain tensioners that may damage vehicle engines. 

Ross completed a legal clerkship at the Charleston County Public Defender’s Office, and assisted with personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases at a plaintiffs’ law firm in Columbia, S.C., while completing his legal studies prior to joining Motley Rice. He served as Research Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and was a CALI Award recipient. 


J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2019

B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014

B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


South Carolina Bar Association

Charleston County Bar Association