Morris D. Rosen, Esquire, founder of Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC, was given the James Louis Petigru award by the Charleston County Bar Association at their annual holiday event. The award recognizes individuals who bring honor to the legal profession and is the highest recognition bestowed by the Charleston County Bar Association.
During the award ceremony Rosen was introduced by the United States District Judge Michael Duffy, who spoke of Rosen’s accomplishments. Francis X. McCann, Esquire presented Rosen with the Petigru Medal, struck in sterling silver and embossed with the Petigru family crest and motto Verite Sans Peur “Truth without fear.”
Rosen was born in Charleston on October 21, 1919. He was graduated from the College of Charleston in 1942. In 1947 he was graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a member of the Society of Wig & Robe. After graduation from law school he was admitted to the South Carolina Bar and would serve as its president from 1979 to 1980. He is a senior member of the Charleston County Bar Association and served as its president from 1963 to 1964. Rosen has maintained the highest professional rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for more than 35 years. He served as the corporate counsel for the City of Charleston and is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. He has received the SC Bar Foundation’s DuRant Award and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America.