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Lee may be a distant cousin of William Shatner, alias Captain Kirk,
but his pilot's license only applies to airplanes that travel in the
earth's galaxy. Despite the fact that he has the "flattest feet on the
planet" (according to his podiatrist), Lee enjoys slightly dangerous
activities such as whitewater canoeing, scuba diving, and running a
triathlon. These are especially dangerous for him since he has no
balance and cannot roller skate, ice skate, or ski to save his life.


course, could anything be more frightening than speaking to
professional and local civic groups about "How to Stay Happily
Married"? Perhaps writing articles about divorce or lecturing for
continuing legal education programs would qualify, especially since the
lectures have been for such prestigious organizations as the American
Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the National Council
of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Wake Forest University School of
Law, Campbell University School of Law, and the North Carolina Bar
Foundation. He also once worked as a hotel desk clerk and as Santa
Claus. Surely, those jobs qualify as scariest of all.


Lee began
his legal career in 1987 and is the founder of the Rosen Law Firm. As 
Rosen's Chief Executive Officer, Lee oversees strategic planning, staff
development and fiscal management. Never idle, he has served as a
Council member of the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section
and Law Practice Management Section, as chairperson of several
committees of the American Bar Association, and as editor of Family
Forum, a publication of the North Carolina Bar Association. As if that
weren't enough, he serves as a member of the editorial board of the
Family Advocate, the largest circulation family law publication in the
country, and he is a legal advisor to the National Council of Juvenile
and Family Court Judges, which included working on the Model Code on
Domestic Violence.


Lee is a homegrown graduate of the University
of North Carolina at Asheville and received his J.D. degree from Wake
Forest University Law School. When he isn't busy attending to his
clients, writing articles, lecturing, flying, scuba diving, or
canoeing, he eats lots of stewed collard greens, which he proclaims to
be "the greatest food ever invented," and chaperones his kids on
three-day overnight field trips with their school friends. Now, THAT's



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 40%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Child Custody: 10%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Dana Palmer

    Lee Rosen is a pioneer in the area of Family Law. His firm provides extremely high-value services to their clients. He is known and respected both nationally and internationally by other family law firm owners, such as myself. Lee designed his firm to deliver high levels of value and satisfaction to his firm's clients.


    Dana Palmer Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Bruce Gantt

    Lee Rosen is the complete package. I have worked with some outstanding attorneys in my career, but Lee is special: you won't find an attorney who is more creative, attentive, intelligent, aggressive, innovative, empathetic, or effective in what he does. Under his guidance, I have become a better attorney and a better person. I am proud to work for a visionary who leads the field in developing client-focused leading-edge practices. Lee literally wrote the book on North Carolina divorce law, but is also recognized as an expert internationally and travels the globe to train and consult other attorneys on best practices. What really sets Lee apart from so many nationally recognized attorneys, though, is his character: he is trustworthy, down-to-earth, likable, and a pleasure to work with. You truly can't go wrong with Lee Rosen.


    Richard Gantt Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

4101 Lake Boone Tr., Ste. 118
Raleigh, NC, 27607



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Censure
    issued in NC, 2008


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite - Family LawBusiness North Carolina Magazine2013
Blawg 100American Bar Association2013
Legal Elite - Family LawBusiness North Carolina Magazine2011
2010 James I. Keane Award for Excellence in e-LawyeringAmerican Bar Association2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale - Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Executive OfficerRosen Law Firm1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationChair - Law Practice Management Section2006 - 2008
American Bar AssociationEditorial Board - Family Advocate1995 - 2012
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law SectionCouncil Member1990 - 1993
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court JudgesSteering Committee - Model Code on Domestic Violence1990 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
King vs. KingAffirmed at Court of Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
North Carolina Lawyers WeeklyTechnology Audit2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina, AshevillePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NC Lawyers Mutual Continuing EducationEthics Panel - Recent Developments2011
NABRICO Conference 2011Social Media Panel2011
ABA Family Law 2010 Spring Meeting1515 Ways to Raise Your Practice to a New Level2010
2010 Spring CLE ConferenceFamily Law Practice Management2010
Law Practice Management Annual MeetingLaw Practice Management2008