Anabel F. Rosa

Anabel Franceschini Rosa is a bilingual attorney, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She attended Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications where she graduated in 1985 with a BS in three subject areas: Television production, Spanish literature and Psychology. She continued her education at Syracuse University, obtaining an MA in Spanish literature in 1988. She then graduated from the Brooklyn School of Law in NY in 1996. Attorney Rosa has over 25 years of legal experience, and is licensed in North Carolina, New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

Attorney Rosa also has a longstanding record of public service advocating for the Hispanic-Latino community in New York and in North Carolina, and has been recognized for her service to this community on the local, state, and national levels. She received the prestigious Citizen Lawyer Award from the NC Bar in 2020. She is a member of Governor Roy Cooper's Hispanic Latino Council, where she currently serves as parliamentary officer and heads a subcommittee on Public Safety. She is also a founding member of the Mayor of Durham's Hispanic Latino Committee, board member of El Centro Hispano and board member of the NC Theater.

Attorney Rosa is an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and earned the NCAJ Order of Service Award in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was elected to the NCAJ Board of Governors in 2020, and currently serves on the NCAJ Diversity Committee. She was a contributor to the creation of NCAJ’s Immigration Law Section and its efforts to help Hispanics and Latinos update legal documents pro bono. Rosa has also actively participated in NCAJ’s Hispanic/Latino Division where she has served as executive secretary, chair, and division chair. She is also a member of the AAJ.

Attorney Rosa’s passion for families extends over many decades, and the practice of family law is just another way she has found to help families through tough transitional periods in their lives. Let her passion and experience work for you!

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Anabel F. Rosa
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  • Family Law:
    • Divorce
    • Annulments
    • Equitable Distribution
    • Spousal Support
    • Child Custody
    • Child Support
    • Prenuptials
    • Paternity & Legitimation
    • Separation Agreements
    • Negotiations and Litigation
  • Personal Injury


  • NJ State Bar (1996)
  • NY State Bar (1997)
  • PR State Bar (2007)
  • NC State Bar (2011)
  • S. District Court of NJ and PR
  • S. District Court of Appeals (1st District)


  • NC Bar Association
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Governor’s Hispanic Latino Council
  • Mayor of Durham’s Hispanic Latino Committee
  • NCAJ Board of Governors
    • Chair of Latino Division
  • American Advocates for Justice
  • El Centro Hispano’s Board Member
  • NC Theatre of Raleigh Board Member


  • NCAJ Order of Service Award (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business Award (2018)
  • Lawyer’s Weekly Diversity and Inclusion Award (2019)
  • NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award (2019)
  • Inducted into NCBA Pro Bono Honor Society (2019, 2021)
  • Included in Durham Magazine’s 10 Women of Achievement (2021)


  • Syracuse University
    • Triple Major: Television Production, Spanish Literature, Psychology
  • Syracuse University
    • Masters in Spanish Literature, Cum Laude
  • Brooklyn School of Law (JD)


  • Durham Church Network
  • Durham Academy PTA
  • Methodist Church – Lay Minister