Eric Rosen

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Eric Rosen
Associate Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court
Assumed office
January 13, 2003
Appointed by Kathleen Sebelius
Preceded by Robert L. Gernon
Personal details
Born (1953-03-25) March 25, 1953 (age 64)
Goodland, Kansas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Kansas
Washburn University School of Law

Eric S. Rosen (born March 25, 1953) is a Kansas Supreme Court Justice. He was appointed to the Court by Governor Kathleen Sebelius in 2005.

Personal life[edit]

Eric S. Rosen was born May 25, 1953 in Topeka, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor's and a master's degree with honors at the University of Kansas and his J.D. at Washburn University School of Law in 1984. He is married to Elizabeth A. (Libby) Rosen and has four children, named Paul (34), Jacob (32), Mark (28), and Thomas (21). Eric Rosen also has five grandchildren.[1] He's an active member in the Topeka High School Booster Club, Indian Woods Neighborhood Association, Temple Beth Shalom, and YMCA.

Professional life[edit]

Before attending law school Rosen worked as a social worker for Topeka Public Schools for 3 years and chaired the social work department for 2 years. After graduating from Washburn he became an assistant public defender. Rosen later served as an assistant district attorney in Shawnee County, Kansas and eventually took the office of associate general counsel to the Kansas Securities Commission before entering the private practice of law in 1990.[2]

In 1993 Rosen took his first judgeship on the District Court for Shawnee County. He was appointed Chief Justice to the Kansas Sentencing Commission in July 2002. During this time Rosen was a member of Koch Crime Commission, lectured at the Menninger School of Law and Psychiatry, 2004-2005 President of the Sam A. Crow Inns of Court and was appointed to the presidential commission charged with commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.[3]

In 2005 Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed Rosen from a field of twelve applicants to the Kansas Supreme Court to replace Justice Robert Gernon, who died from cancer.[4] He faced his first retention vote in the 2008 election.


  • Martin Luther King Living the Dream Humanitarian Award (2002)
  • Attorney General's Victim's Service Award for Outstanding Judge (2000)
  • Topeka Capital Journal Kansan of Distinction For Law (1999)


  1. ^ "Project Vote-Smart Biography". Archived from the original (English) on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Office of Judicial Administration Press Release". Archived from the original (English) on July 14, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Kansas Supreme Court Biography" (English). Retrieved 2007-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Fewer State Bar Members Belly Up For Court Vacancy" (English). The Topeka Capital-Journal. 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-09. 

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Preceded by
Robert L. Gernon
Associate Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court
2005 –Present
Succeeded by