After attending her first NBA Convention in 1980, Patricia Rosier has dedicated a major portion of her life’s work to the National Bar Association. Her love and devotion to the NBA are unquestioned. She has attended every convention since 1980, and even met her husband, NBA Past President, Michael Rosier, at an NBA event. She has over twenty-five (25) years of NBA leadership experience including Vice President, Board of Governors, Executive Committee, Regional Director of Regions X and XII, and Chair /Co-Founder of the Small Firms/Solo Practitioners Division. She is also a member of the NBI and General Counsel to NABBS.
Patricia began her journey in the Association by joining the Government Lawyers Division, since she was at that time Staff Attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Women Lawyers Division. When she became Assistant General Counsel for American General Life Insurance Company, she joined the Institutional/Corporate Law Section. Subsequently, Patricia became Chair of this Section and became a Member of the NBA Board of Governors after becoming General Counsel for American General Securities, Inc.
She was elected and served as NBA Vice-President for two consecutive terms (4 years). In addition to her other leadership roles in the NBA, Patricia has served as Chair or member of every major NBA committee including: Administration and Facilities, Convention (3 terms), Gertrude Rush, Inaugural, Wiley Branton, International Meeting (5 terms), Phase II Meeting (9 terms), Crump Law Camp, and Nominations. Patricia has received numerous NBA Presidential Awards, the Scroll of Distinguished Women (Women Lawyers Division), as well as the C.Francis Stradford Award, which is the highest award given by the National Bar Association.
Her past/present professional affiliations include: the American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association (Former Vice-President), GWAC, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Monumental City Bar Association, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, Houston Lawyers Association, Langston Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Bar Association, and the Sam Carey Bar Association. She was recently inducted into the 2012 Washington Bar Association’s Hall of Fame.
Ms. Rosier is also actively involved with other organizations such as: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated, Leadership Greater Washington, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, and The Society, Inc.
Although a native of Texas, she currently resides in Maryland. Ms. Rosier has three children and one grandson. In addition to her legal career, she is a certified life coach, motivational speaker, golfer, author, and collector of vintage movies. She and her husband, Michael, are the first married couple to have held the positions of President and President-elect in the history of the National Bar Association.