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Robert N. Rosen

Charleston, South Carolina
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Robert N. Rosen is a premiere trial attorney and his practice focuses primarily on family law. He is listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

From 1976 to 1985, Mr. Rosen served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Charleston. He was General Counsel for the Charleston County School District from 1982 to 2003 and the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston from 1984 to 2003. Mr. Rosen has lectured and written extensively for legal education programs, magazines, and SOUTH CAROLINA JURISPRUDENCE. Mr. Rosen is also certified as an arbitrator in family law cases by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

When not involved in his extensive administrative and family law practice, Mr. Rosen likely will be found studying and writing history. Mr. Rosen has authored five books: A SHORT HISTORY OF CHARLESTON (Lexikos, 1982), CONFEDERATE CHARLESTON (University of South Carolina Press, 1994), THE JEWISH CONFEDERATES (University of South Carolina Press, 2000); CHARLESTON, A CROSSROAD TO HISTORY (University of South Carolina Press), SAVING THE JEWS; FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE HOLOCAUST (Thunders Mouth Press 2006), and STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA DIVORCE LAW (The History Press 2007) . Mr. Rosen also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Historic Charleston Foundation and is Chairman of the Arts and History Commission of the City of Charleston.

Mr. Rosen is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. He served on the South Carolina Bar's Family Law Council in 1985 and served on the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association publication, The Family Advocate, from 1988 until 1993. He serves on the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, Family Law Specialization Advisory Board.


Mr. Rosen was born in Charleston on December 19, 1947. He attended public school in Charleston, graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1969, where he was a member of the Raven Society; earned his Master of Arts in history from Harvard University in 1970; graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1973; and served on the Editorial Board of the University of South Carolina Law Review in 1973.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Mediation and Arbitration

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Arbitrator, Family Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1973


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1973
    • Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, Editorial Board, 1973
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Master of Arts - 1970
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: History
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Member, Raven Society

Published Works

  • Straight Talk About South Carolina Divorce Law, The History Press, 2007
  • Confederate Charleston, An Illustrated History of the City & the People During the Civil War, U.S.C. Press, 1994
  • A Short History of Charleston, Lexikos, 1982
  • Confederate Charleston, University of South Carolina Press, 1994
  • The Jewish Confederates, University of South Carolina Press, 2000
  • Saving the Jews: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Thunders Mouth Press, 2006
  • Jewish Confederates, Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History, 2006

Representative Cases


  • Lecture, Written Extensively for Legal Education Programs, South Carolina Jurisprudence
  • Numerous Family Law Seminars, South Carolina Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • South Carolina Bar, Member, Family Law Council, 1985
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Editorial Board, "Family Advocate", 1988 - 1993
  • Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, Family Law Specialization Advisory Board
  • International Arts & Artists, Trustee
  • South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society, President
  • Historic Charleston Foundation , Board of Trustees
  • Arts and History Commission of the City of Charleston, Chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Charleston, Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1976 - 1985
  • Charleston County School District, General Counsel, 1982 - 2003
  • City of Charleston, General Counsel, Housing Authority, 1984 - 2003

Contact Us

Phone: 843-377-1700
Fax: 843-377-1709

South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys
At the Rosen Law Firm, we represent families and individuals in the Charleston area and throughout the state of South Carolina who have issues or problems involving personal injury law, medical malpractice, family law, and other legal practice areas. We are here to help, have been for decades, and still... love what we do. If you would like to learn more about our practice and discuss a specific legal issue with an attorney, call our Charleston / Tri-County Area law office at 843-377-1700 or complete the brief e-mail contact form. Thank you.

Rosen Law Firm, LLC
The Peoples Building
18 Broad Street, Suite 201
Charleston, SC 29401