Heather L. Rosing

CEO and President

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability (Member: 2008–2012; Chair: 2022–Present); Chair, ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference (2009, 2013, 2019); Standing Committee on Legal Specialization (Member: 2020–2022); Chair or Co-Chair, State/Regional Bar Professional Liability Committee Roundtable (2005–2008)
  • Statewide Civility Task Force (collaboration of the State Bar, the California Judges Association and the California Lawyers Association), Co-Vice-Chair (chaired by Justice Brian Currey) (2021)
  • CJA Judicial Fairness Coalition, Member (2021–Present)
  • RESOLVE Law San Diego, Steering Committee (2020–2021)
  • California Lawyers Association (CLA): Member; President (2018–Oct. 2019); California Lawyers Foundation, President (2020)
  • State Bar of California: Board of Trustees (2011–2015); Task Force on Admissions Regulation, Phase I, Member (2012–2013); Working Group on Limited License Technician Law, Member (2013); Treasurer (2013–2014); Regulations, Admissions, and Discipline Oversight Committee, Chair (2013-2014); Audit Committee, Chair (2013–2014); Vice President (2014–2015); Planning and Budget Committee, Chair (2014–2015); Rules Revision Commission of the State Bar of California, Advisor (2016–2018); Mandatory Insurance Working Group, Member (2017–2019)
  • California ChangeLawyers (formerly California Bar Foundation): President (2017–2018); Board Member (2014–Present); Secretary (2015–2017)
  • Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judge: Member, appointed by then Chief Judge Irma Gonzalez of the United States District Court, Southern District of California (2009)
  • Pacific Arts Movement: Community Legacy Award Committee Member (2015)
  • San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA): Legal Ethics Committee, Member (2001–2013), Co-Chair (2006); Board of Directors (2003–2009), President (2007–2008)(including leading an effort to oppose Proposition 8); Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act Pro Bono Program, Chair (2008–2019); PCC Fund Distribution Working Group, Chair (2009–2013); Bench Bar Committee, Member (2010–present); Civility, Integrity, & Professionalism Committee, Chair (2010–Present); Court Funding Action Committee (2012–2015)
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program: Board of Directors (2004–2006); Co-Chair, LAF-Off (2007–2013); Award Recipient
  • Louis M. Welsh American Inns of Court: Barrister (2002–2004)
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego: Judicial Incubator Committee, Member (2017); Newsletter Editor (2003–2005); Golf Tournament Chair (1998–1999)
  • California Women Lawyers: Member
  • Association of Discipline Defense Counsel (ADDC): Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers: Member
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers: Member
  • Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association: Member, Award Recipient
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association: Member
  • Tom Homann Law Association: Member, Foundation Board of Directors (2016–2019)
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association: Member, Award Recipient
  • National Association of Women Judges: Member; Volunteer and Chair of the Friends Committee for Success Inside and Out
  • Northwestern Alumni Association: Regional Director (2003–2005)
  • Northwestern Alumni Club of San Diego: President (1999–2002)
  • Northwestern School of Law Alumni Law Board: Lifetime Member
  • San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy: Board of Directors (2004–2007)
  • Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana: Board of Directors (2002–2005); Membership Committee (Co-Founder of the Annual Beer & Sake Festival) (2002–2003)

Recognition and Awards

  • Hon. David H. Bartick Award for Civility and Professionalism Recipient (2022)
  • Top 100 Leaders in Law Award, San Diego Business Journal (2022)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) Fellows Award (2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants (2011-2023)
  • Lawyer of the Year for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, Best Lawyers in America® (2014, 2022)
  • Daniel T. Broderick III Professionalism and Civility Award, Attorneys of San Diego, American Board of Trial Advocates and San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • Woman of Influence in Law 2021, San Diego Business Journal (2021)
  • Top Lawyer of the Decade, Daily Journal (2021)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in California, Daily Journal (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Women of Influence in Law, San Diego Business Journal (2024)
  • Influential Women in San Diego County, The Daily Transcript (2020)
  • Top Lawyers – Business Litigation, San Diego Magazine (2016–2020)
  • Witkin Award Honoree for Excellence in Public Service (2019)
  • Fastcase 50 Honoree (2019)
  • Highest AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (2000–Present)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for Ethics and Professional Liability Law, Legal Malpractice Law, and Professional Liability Law (2011–2023)
  • San Diego Super Lawyers for Professional Liability: Defense (2008–2013, 2015–2024)
  • Top 10 San Diego Super LawyersSan Diego Super Lawyers (2013–2016, 2022–2024)
  • Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers, San Diego Super Lawyers (2009–2024)
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers, San Diego Super Lawyers (2010–2024)
  • Corporate Commitment to Diversity Award, The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Foundation (2016)
  • Best Lawyers in San DiegoSan Diego Metro Magazine (2016)
  • Best of the BarSan Diego Business Journal (2014 and 2016)
  • Defense Lawyer of the Year, San Diego Defense Lawyers (2015)
  • Exemplary Service Award, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (2014)
  • Top 3 San Diego Super Lawyers, San Diego Super Lawyers (2013 and 2015)
  • Top 10 San Diego Super Lawyers, San Diego Super Lawyers (2013 and 2015)
  • Recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers for Professional Liability: Defense (2014)
  • Number 1 Attorney in San Diego, Southern California Super Lawyers (2014)
  • Top 10 San Diego Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers (2014)
  • Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers (2014)
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers (2014)
  • CFO of the Year, San Diego Business Journal (2011, 2014, 2016)
  • Top Attorney, The Daily Transcript (2009-2012, 2014)
  • Service to the SDCBA Award, San Diego County Bar Association (2012)
  • Tribute to Women in Industry, YWCA (2009)
  • Outstanding Volunteer Award, San Dieguito River Park (2005)
  • 40 Under Forty, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine (2004)
  • Wigmore Key, Northwestern University School of Law (1996)

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  • California (1996)
  • Supreme Court of Illinois (1997)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern and Central Districts of California (1996)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2012)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1998)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California (2007)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (2011)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (1997)