Paradise Valley Q&A Profile: Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group

Jordan Rose, founder of the Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group. (Submitted photo)

Jordan Rose, founder of the Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group. (Submitted photo)

Independent Newsmedia has launched a new local series profiling prominent Paradise Valley and Scottsdale residents illustrated through tailored questions-and-answer segments.

Paradise Valley resident Jordan Rose has grown her law firm, Rose Law Group, to the largest woman owned Law Firm in the southwestern states. Learn more about Mrs. Rose below:

  • Name: Jordan Rose
  • Where I live: Paradise Valley and work at my Law Firm, Rose Law Group located on the Scottsdale waterfront.
  • The place I have always wanted to visit: I have an interest in seeing the development in Dubai
  • What do you enjoy most about living in Paradise Valley? I love watching the mountains change colors as the light reflects differently throughout the day
  • What is it about the town that you are most proud to belong to? The mix of some of the best resorts in the world and a commitment to protect the nearly entirely residential community except in highly trafficked areas
  • You’ve been active in quite a few charitable causes. Which was your favorite, and what makes it special for you? I feel a special passion for the Heart Association as my husband’s family has suffered from heart disease and I want to do what I can to help doctors find a cure.
  • What motivates you to be an active member of your community? I love Arizona and deliberately chose to move here from Ohio
  • Rose Law Group is known as the largest woman-owned law firm in the southwestern U.S. What is the most important lesson you learned growing your firm from a one-woman start-up to the company it is today? Surrounding myself with people who are also 100 percent committed to extraordinary client service – people who feel it is an honor to be given the gift of solving someone else’s problem and take worrying for others very seriously.
  • Was it ever challenging to be a woman, owning your own business? I wasn’t raised to think there was any difference between a working man or woman so I guess if there were any special challenges due to my gender I probably just ignored them.  I have always liked the advantage of initially being underestimated, which maybe happens more often to women.
  • As a law group, you’ve stepped into some very controversial subjects. What do you always try to keep in mind when handling a controversial case? I started Rose Law Group with the commitment that we would be involved in every major public policy or legal issue in Arizona for the next 100 years (and that clock resets every day) just because I love this state, I don’t want to be bored, and want to try to help make positive change through my role in life as a lawyer.  We treat every case — big or small — exactly the same, with a focus on the longterm strategy of what will ultimately produce a win for our client.  Sometimes with the higher profile controversial cases the other side makes big public moves to try to distract you from the overall goal and you have to be more aware of keeping up a focused resolve.
  • You’re also legal commentator on CNN’s HLN. What is that like? It’s funny because at this stage in life you hardly get to learn entirely new skills.  I mean you learn new things about how to do your primary job better each day but I at least had never just decided to go learn how to do something entirely different.  When CNN called literally out of the blue to ask if I would be their legal analyst for the Jodi Arias case I thought it was a joke — then once I started doing it I realized it was an entirely new skill set.  It is a really interesting challenge for me to learn to answer these unpredictiable questions while listening to someone in your ear shouting direction like “let ‘em have it/cut in/stop talking now.”  I have a serious new appreciation for pundits!
  • Would you describe the most memorable case you worked on, and why it left such a lasting impression on you? I have so many wonderful clients and my job is, lucky for me, also my hobby.  I honestly wake up each day thrilled to do exactly what I am blessed to be doing.  in the year 2000 we were called upon to save the oldest tavern in Scottsdale, the Coach House, from condemnation as the city had voted to condemn it for a retail complex.  I think I was too naïve to understand what I was undertaking as we had to reverse a prior council decision and stop a RFP that had already been awarded.  In the end, hundreds of people from all walks of life came out to support the Coach House.  The owner had the place in his family for three generations and told me that if it wasn’t saved his life would really have no meaning.  It was incredibly gratifying to know that we were able to help save a place that so many people found so important to some aspect of their lives.  People constantly come up to me and thank me for this still.  I love that.

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