Rosen Law Firm, LLC
Susan Rosen is an experienced trial attorney who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Ms. Rosen has been selected by her peers to be included in the The best lawyers in America.
She has represented numerous people in medical malpractice claims and recently won one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the state – a $7 million verdict awarded by a Greenville County jury. Her prosecution of a civil murder case in a federal court in Atlanta gained national attention in 1994 and was reported on national television. She has represented clients in a variety of matters including wrongful death claims, unfair trade practices, products liability claims, medical malpractice claims, commercial disputes, and an extensive number of employment suits. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where she served as the Secretary and Treasurer and currently serves as the Vice President of the Charleston Chapter. Ms. Rosen is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was selected for inclusion in the South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Rosen is also a Circuit Court Mediator, certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Ms. Rosen has been published in numerous legal publications. She authored the topic, Accountants, which was published in SOUTH CAROLINA JURISPRUDENCE, and co-authored the topic, Fraud, also published in that multi-volume treatise. Additionally, she co-authored an article entitled “Controlling Person Liability for Motor Vehicle Dealer Violations of the South Carolina Motor Vehicle Unfair Trade Practices Act: A Proposal for Reform,” 47 S.C.L. REV. 349 (Winter 1996). She has lectured at legal education seminars for the South Carolina Bar, Charleston County Bar, ABOTA and the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Associations and has received an AV rating – the highest professional rating in the MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTORY. She also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1985 through 1998.
Ms. Rosen is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and South Carolina and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Districts of South Carolina and Rhode Island. She is a member of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Charleston County Bar Associations, the American Bar Association (Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Sections), the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice (President’s Club, Co-Chair Ethics Committee, State Liaison to Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, Professional Malpractice Section and Birth Trauma Litigation Group). She served as Chairperson of the Charleston County Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee from 1989 until 1991 and again in 1995 until 1996 and served on its Executive Committee from 1990 until 1992 and 2003-2004. Ms. Rosen also served on the South Carolina Bar = s Task Force on Civil Justice and the South Carolna Task Force on Courts (2006-2007).
Ms. Rosen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cornell University in 1975, and graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1980. She served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1979 until 1980 and as associate and then General Counsel to Cranston Print Works Company, a textile printing company with corporate offices in New York City and Rhode Island.
Ms. Rosen was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and was valedictorian of her high school class of approximately 700 students. She played competitive golf and tennis and was a member of the varsity ice hockey team at Cornell University. Active in civic affairs, Ms. Rosen has served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Hollings Cancer Center, the Board of Directors of the Charleston Neighborhood Legal Assistance, Inc and Pro Bono Legal Services, Inc. She formerly served as President of the Charleston Civic Ballet and on the Board of Directors of the Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of Girl Scouts of America, Inc., My Sister’s House, Inc., Charleston Theatreworks, and served as the Chairperson for the Hollings Cancer Center Citizens Advisory Board from 1996-2002. She served on the Long Range Planning Committee for The Preservation Society of Charleston.
Additionally, she served on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, was the year 2000 Chairperson for the Komen Charleston Race for the Cure, and was Volunteer of the year in 2001. She also received the Tribute to Women in Industry Award in 1994.
Susan, her husband, Robert, and their three children live in the downtown historic district of the City of Charleston.
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980, J.D., Honors: Cum Laude
Cornell University, 1975, Bachelor of Arts
“Accountants”, South Carolina Jurisprudence
“Fraud,” (Co-Author), South Carolina Jurisprudence
“Controlling Person Liability for Motor Vehicle Dealer Violations of the South Carolina Motor Vehicle Unfair Trade Practices Act: A Proposal for Reform” (Co-Author), 47 S.C.L. REV. 349, Winter, 1996
Honors and Awards:
The Best Lawyers in America
AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Tribute to Women in Industry Award, 1994
Susan G. Koman Foundation, Charleston Chapter, Volunteer of the Year, 2001
South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, 2007 – 2008
Certified Circuit Court Mediator
American Board of Trial Advocates, Charleston Chapter
Rhode Island Bar Association, 1980 – Present
South Carolina Bar Association, 1983 – Present
Charleston County Bar Association, 1983 – Present
American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor Section, 1980 – Present
American Bar Association, Employment Law Section
South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice, President’s Club
American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group
South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, 1983 – Present
Charleston County Bar Association, 1989 – 1991