Susan Corner Rosen

Susan Corner Rosen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Charleston, SC

Rosen Law Firm, LLC
 | 18 Broad Street, Suite 201
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843-377-1700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (0%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (0%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (0%)
Attorney Profile

Susan is an experienced trial attorney who has represents primarily plaintiffs in a variety of cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. She has been selected by her peers to be included in the THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® and was named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Charleston-SC Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year."  In 2011, she was named Best Lawyers' Charleston-SC Medical Malpractice Litigation "Lawyer of the Year."  Susan has represented numerous people in medical malpractice claims and 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 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 employment suits. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), where she served as the Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect, and then President in 2010 of the Charleston Chapter. Susan is also a Circuit Court Mediator, certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court.  She 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 in the MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTORY. She was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1985 through 1998. Susan 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 Sections), the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Association for Justice, 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.  She also served on the South Carolina Bar's Task Force on Civil Justice and the South Carolna  Task Force on Courts. She currently serves as a member of the Board for the South Carolina Bar Foundation. Susan 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.  Susan was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and was valedictorian of her high school class of approximately 700 students in Warwick, RI. She played competitive golf and tennis and was a member of the varsity ice hockey team at Cornell University.

About Susan Rosen

Admitted: 1983, South Carolina

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Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers' 2013 Charleston-SC Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year", Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury - Best Lawyers inclusion, Best Lawyers, 2003
  • Best Lawyers' Charleston-SC Medical Malpractice Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" 2018; Best Lawyers' Charleston-SC Personal Injury Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" 2013; Best Lawyers' Charleston-SC Medical Malpractice Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" 2011; The Best Lawyers in America; AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; Susan G. Koman Foundation, Charleston Chapter, Volunteer of the Year, 2001; South Carolina Super Lawyers ABOTA (President, Charleston Chapter 2009-2010); Validictorian, WVMHS; Alpha Lamda Delta; Tribute to Women in Industry Award, 1994., 2012 South Carolina Leadership in Law Award

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator - South Carolina

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board, South Carolina Bar Foundation

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 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. 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 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. She also received the Tribute to Women in Industry Award in 1994.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • 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);  Accountants, South Carolina Jurisprudence,  Fraud, South Carolina Jurisprudence.  

Educational Background:

  • Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, Valedictorian;  Cornell University, A.B., Alpha Lamda Delta;  DePaul University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School, J.D. cum laude

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • SC Association For Justice

Articles about Susan Corner Rosen appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for Susan Corner Rosen

18 Broad Street
Suite 201
Charleston, SC 29401


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Last Updated: 2/15/2018

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