As a mother of two young children, and a qualified Guardian ad litem for children, I strive to take a fair, practical and child-centered approach to guiding families through domestic matters.
BROOKE C. ROSEN
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
FROM BUSINESS LAW TO FAMILY LAW – transactions with an emotional component
“I went to law school because I liked problem solving and I had a few professional mentors that were attorneys by training and problem solvers by trade.
Because I started my career as a business and corporate attorney, I understand the complexities of owning and operating a closely-held business and the flow of income for high net-worth or self-employed individuals. Working with businesses also gave me experience in making deals work without emotion and ironing out tough transactions, all of which translate well into helping my family law clients, regardless of whether a business is involved or not.
I know that my clients are often experiencing one of the toughest times in their lives when they come to me. My goal is to help clients set aside the emotion, identify their goals, and then to tailor our resolution strategy to meet those goals. I attempt to remain settlement focused rather than fighting for the sake of fighting. I often try to identify creative solutions, especially in the context of parenting plans and asset division. I recognize that parties often have to continue co-parenting long beyond divorce and try to moderate the tenor of our negotiations to preserve that relationship as much as possible for the benefit of the children involved.
I am a strong proponent of the Collaborative Divorce Process and have been trained as a Collaborative Divorce Professional. I also serve as Guardian ad litem to children involved in high conflict custody matters.
There are other things that I pride myself on, like being quick to respond, cost-efficient and always approaching problem-solving pragmatically. Family law can be emotionally charged, but my clients can always count on me to be steadfast, practical and smart for the long term.”
- Bar Admission: Virginia
- Court Admissions: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
- Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2009 – 2010, 2013 – 2016, 2018 – 2019)
- Virginia Business, Legal Elite Family Law/Domestic Relations, 2018
- Roanoke Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year, 2014
- Roanoke Bar Association
- Virginia Women Attorneys Association
- Virginia State Bar, Former Member of Young Lawyers Conference
- YMCA of the Blue Ridge – Board of Directors, Current Board Chair
- Former Board member of CHIP of Roanoke Valley and Presbyterian Community Center