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Charles P. Rose

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Chicago, IL

Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd.
321 N Clark St, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-946-1800
Fax: 312-946-9818
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009, 2023
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Schools & Education, Business/Corporate, Employment & Labor: Employer, Nonprofit Organizations
Attorney Profile

Attorney Charles P. Rose is a shareholder with Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., law firm, and he works primarily out of the firm's law office in Chicago, Illinois. A top-ranked lawyer with more than 37 years of total legal experience, Mr. Rose provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Chicago metro and all across the country who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Education law
  • Government investigations and regulatory affairs
  • Labor and employment law
  • Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations
  • Corporate and transactional law
  • Litigation

A recognized leader in education law, Mr. Rose co-chairs the firm's Education Practice, and he has achieved a long record of securing successful results for his clients in a number of legal areas. He has served as counsel to numerous educational institutions at all levels, and he has also worked with private businesses operating in the education sector. He has also gained a reputation as an authority on education law and policy as well as many other areas of corporate, government and regulatory law.

Honored for his success, Mr. Rose has received the Exemplary Service to Education Award as well as the Frank Kameny and Dr. Lilli M. Vincenz awards. He has also received the Champion of Public Education Award and the Vision in Education Award, along with many other accolades and endorsements from his peers.

A cum laude graduate of Villanova College, Mr. Rose began his legal career in 1982 after obtaining his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and his license from the Illinois State Bar Association. He also holds his license to practice in the District of Columbia. He is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the National Council of School Attorneys and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys, and he is a Fellow with the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Schools & Education
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Nonprofit Organizations
Focus Areas

Education, Schools, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009, 2023

About Charles P. Rose

First Admitted: 1982, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Mr. Rose is a member of the National Council of School Attorneys.
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • Illinois, 1982
  • District of Columbia, 2012


  • Exemplary Service to Education Award, Illinois Association of School Administrators, 2011
  • Champion of Public Education Award, FED-ED, 2009
  • Franklin E. Kameny and Dr. Lilli M. Vincenz Award, ED-GLOBE and LGBTA Employees at U.S. Department of Education, 2011
  • In 2006, ED-RED (an education advocacy organization of over 100 school districts in Northern Illinois) recognized Mr. Rose for his leadership on education reform by presenting him with its inaugural "Vision in Education Award.", Vision in Education Award, ED-RED, 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Mr. Rose has served as an Adjunct Lecturer of Labor Arbitration and Collective Bargaining at DePaul University College of Law and an Adjunct Professor of School Law at North Eastern Illinois University., Adjunct Lecturer/Professor

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Academic Assembly, Inc., Advisory Board
  • Facing History and Ourselves, Chicago Advisory Board, Former Member
  • Advance Illinois, Board of Directors, Former Founding Member
  • Accessible 360, Advisory Board
  • Alliance for Excellent Education, Board of Directors
  • Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Advisory Board
  • Academy for Urban School Leadership, Board of Trustees
  • Ponce Health Sciences University, Board of Directors
  • Rasmussen College, Academic Council
  • Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, Board of Trustees 
  • Mr. Rose is a member of the Chicago Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
  • Benefit Company Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow

Educational Background

  • Villanova University, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1979
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Office Location for Charles P. Rose

321 N Clark St
Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-946-1800

Fax: 312-946-9818

Last Updated: 6/7/2022

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