Commissioner Sherrill L. Rosen received her B.S. degree in Journalism at the University of Colorado in 1975, and her J.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978. She is a member of The Missouri Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, the Association of Women Lawyers – Kansas City, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Commissioner Rosen was employed by Legal Aid of Western Missouri from 1978 to 1982, and then was in private practice in the area of family law until 1994. She helped to draft and lobbied for the passage of Missouri’s adult abuse statute, and handled its constitutional challenge in 1981. She was often appointed as a guardian ad litem.
Commissioner Rosen was appointed Family Court Commissioner in 1994 and has presided over contested family law cases for 20 years. Additionally, she has presided over a truancy court program, known as Success Court, in two different middle schools for the past ten years. She has given numerous professional presentations in the area of family law and has taught at the Missouri Judicial College. Commissioner Rosen was honored in May 2013 by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association with the inaugural “Kelly J. Moorhouse Dedication to Children” award, and is a 2014 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Award winner.