A second-generation attorney and managing member of the firm, Richard S. Rosen is active in trial and appellate practice in the state and federal courts. He focuses primarily on business litigation, trust and estate litigation, and personal injury cases.

Richard was born in Charleston and attended local public schools. He graduated from Rivers High School, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and earned his law degree at the University of South Carolina School of Law. In 1987, Richard was appointed by the South Carolina Supreme Court to the South Carolina Judicial Council, and from 2002 to 2003, he served as President of the South Carolina Bar.

Throughout his long and varied career, Richard has represented clients in matters including products liability, securities fraud, shareholder and partnership disputes, unfair trade practices, personal injury, and probate, estate, and trust litigation. He holds the highest professional rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury, and Probate & Trust Litigation. He has also been named one of the top 25 lawyers in the State of South Carolina in Super Lawyers Magazine.*

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Despite his illustrious list of accolades, Richard derives the most professional fulfillment from receiving a peer referral, which conveys the “trust that my lawyer friends have in me”.

  • South Carolina Bar
    • President, 2002-2003
    • President-Elect, 2001-2002
    • Treasurer, 2000-2001
    • Secretary, 1999-2000
    • Former Chairman, House of Delegates
    • Past Member, Board of Governors
    • Past Member, House of Delegates
    • Past Member, Nominating Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
      • Past Chair, Plaintiff’s Policy Task Force
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms
    • Past Chair, Primerus Personal Injury Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Charleston Chapter – Past President
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • South Carolina Judicial Council, 1987 – 2000
  • American Association for Justice
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Charleston County Bar Association
    • Past Member, Executive Committee
  • Charleston Lawyer’s Club
    • Past President
  • AV Preeminent® rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list, 2008-2018*
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 1995-2019*
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Securities Litigation
    • Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2013 and 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Charleston, SC
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Charleston, SC
  • Leadership in Law Award by Lawyers Weekly – September, 2009
  • Charleston Post & Courier, “High Profile” – October 19, 2002
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Tulane University (B.A., 1971)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1975)