Attorney Anabel F. Rosa
A commitment to helping those in need
Anabel Franceschini Rosa joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2010 in the Personal Injury Department and is a shareholder of the firm.
Ms. Rosa received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, New York in 1996. She obtained an MA in Spanish Literature from Syracuse University in 1988.
Ms. Rosa has more than 20 years of legal experience, three years as a paralegal and the rest as an attorney. In addition to personal injury, she has practiced in the areas of civil rights, employment discrimination and sexual harassment in such locations as Puerto Rico, Upstate New York and New York City.
Ms. Rosa is a member of the Subcommittee on Special populations of the Partnership for a Healthy Durham, which is dedicated to advocating for proper healthcare for immigrants and refugees and their families. She is also the Chair to the City of Durham’s Mayor’s Hispanic-Latino Committee.
In 2017 and 2018, she was honored with the Order of Service award from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division, and is the vice-chair elect of their Latino Affairs Division.
"The aspect of law that I enjoy the most is the human factor," Ms. Rosa said. "I enjoy speaking with clients and making that connection. As attorneys, we have access to a wealth of information. It's rewarding to be able to help people maneuver through that whole ocean of information."
Ms. Rosa is admitted to the Supreme Court of the State of New York; Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for New York — Eastern District; U.S. District Court for New York — Southern District; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association; the Durham Bar Association; the Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter; and the Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Bar Association). She is also a past member of the American Translators Association.
Outside of the office, Ms. Rosa is a local force for Latino rights. She has been a volunteer ESL teacher for over five years and, although not a member, she remains an advocate of Durham ESL and RealDurham, a poverty reduction initiative. She chairs a group spearheading the Durham Mayor’s Latino Inclusion Committee’s efforts, and is also a member of her children’s PTA’s Diversity Committee.Click here for a personal perspective from Attorney Anabel Rosa.
Brooklyn Law School
1988 M.S. Spanish Literature
1985 B.A. in Television Production, Spanish Literature, Psychology
- Order of Service award from the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2017, 2018
- American Bar Association*
- Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Bar Association)
- Durham Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- North Carolina State Bar
- Supreme Court of the State of New York
- Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey
- Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- U.S. District Court for New York — Eastern District
U.S. District Court for New York — Southern District
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Community & Civic Involvement:
- Durham ESL, ESL Teacher and Core Leadership
- Durham Mayor’s Latino Inclusion Committee, Chair
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Co-Chair of Latino Affairs Division
- PTA Diversity Committee, Member
- REAL Durham*
* Denotes inactive member