Hope Rosen grew up in New York and first moved to Virginia for her undergraduate education at the College of William and Mary. After college, Ms. Rosen decided to make her life in Virginia and obtained her law degree from the George Mason School of Law.
Ms. Rosen has been practicing law in Virginia for fourteen years and she has centered her practice on family issues for her entire legal career. She worked for the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute immediately upon her graduation from law school, where she provided training and support for prosecutors across the country in the areas of juvenile delinquency and child abuse. During her time at APRI, Ms. Rosen was proud to be a part of Finding Words, a national program designed to improve the skills of prosecutors and investigative teams in properly interviewing victims of child sexual abuse.
Ms. Rosen left APRI when she was invited to become Special Counsel for the Office of the Virginia Attorney General, litigating enforcement and modification cases for the Virginia Department of Child Support Enforcement. During her time as Special Counsel, Ms. Rosen developed her knowledge of Virginia support law, and also honed her skills in the courtroom, making court appearances virtually every day.
Seeking to broaden her practice in the area of family law, Ms. Rosen joined ShounBach PC, a firm that focuses its practice on family law. During more than nine years with ShounBach, Ms. Rosen litigated matters on a wide variety of family law issues, including protective orders, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, prenuptial agreements and divorce. Ms. Rosen’s divorce practice involved issues such as division of complicated marital estates, valuation of privately held businesses, and tracing of separate contributions to acquisition of marital assets. Ms. Rosen has also handled complicated custody cases that involved issues such as parental substance abuse, alienation and child abuse.
Ms. Rosen is a strong advocate for her clients both inside the courtroom and out. She understands that clients need a firm and focused attorney to protect their financial interests as well as the best interests of their children. Ms. Rosen fights for results that will create a secure financial future for families and she understands how important it is to focus on the needs of children experiencing the difficulties of separating parents. Ms. Rosen has also been trained in mediation and collaborative divorce, which allows her to offer alternative methods for resolving disputes for families when the situations call for a different approach.
Ms. Rosen has focused her practice in the northern Virginia area, including Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties as well as the City of Alexandria. Ms. Rosen has also appeared before the Virginia Court of Appeals.
- B.A., College of William and Mary, 1997
- J.D., George Mason School of Law, 2002
- Virginia State Bar
- Fairfax County Bar Association
- Prince William County Bar Association
- Virginia Women Attorneys Association
- Ranked as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2009-2015
- U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers 2016
- Faculty, Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, 2016