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"I listen to my clients first in order to understand exactly what their goals are. From there, I provide them with legal guidance to assist their decision-making process.  Then we develop a plan to accomplish the best possible outcome they could imagine."

Meet Your Attorney

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Over 10 Years of Experience & Licensed to Practice in North Carolina and New York

Ms. Rose G. Proto is proud to be of service to the community where she calls home.  Putting clients’ needs at the forefront of her practice model has enabled her to provide the highest level of client satisfaction and excellence in the practice of law.  Ms. Proto brings with her a unique background of experience in estate planning, civil litigation, and business law that enables her to deliver a wide spectrum of legal expertise to the creative process.

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Rose G. Proto, Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Attorney

Prior to founding her own practice in 2014, Ms. Proto worked as an attorney at two prominent law firms in Charlotte, where she most recently held the position of lead counsel of the Litigation Department.  To date, Ms. Proto has represented hundreds of clients with a strong dedication to achieving clients’ goals through trustworthy and diligent representation.  


During the course of her legal career, Ms. Proto has published several legal articles in peer-reviewed journals and has instructed her peers in a Continuing Legal Education course on Social Security Disability. She has taught Business Law as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, St. Bonaventure University. She currently serves on the Scholarship Committee for the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, and volunteers at Thompson Child & Family Focus in Matthews, NC.  In her leisure, Ms. Proto enjoys spending time with her family and climbing, skiing, golfing and playing tennis. 

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Education and Bar Admissions

Undergraduate Education:

  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A. Political Science, cum laude, 2006
  • Honors Program Student
  • Division I Women’s Cross Country team member 


Law School:

  • Charlotte School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2010
  • CALI Award (highest grade) in Constitutional Law 
  • Academic research assistant
  • “Outstanding Appellate Oral Argument” award, Legal Research & Writing class  
  • Summer associate at large civil litigation firm in Charlotte, NC


Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina State Bar 
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina 
  • New York State Bar

Published Works

Charlotte, NC Estate Planning Attorney

Rose G. Proto, Speaker, Social Security Disability: Handling Changes in Benefits and Ethical Concerns

Rose G. Proto, Speaker, Social Security Disability: Handling Changes in Benefits and Ethical Concerns

Rose G. Proto, Speaker, Social Security Disability: Handling Changes in Benefits and Ethical Concerns

Continuing Legal Education Seminar by the National Business Institute, Greensboro, NC (07/18/12)

Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Attorney

North Carolina Medical Malpractice Reform Bill: A Lethal Dose for Constituents

Rose G. Proto, Speaker, Social Security Disability: Handling Changes in Benefits and Ethical Concerns

Rose G. Proto, Speaker, Social Security Disability: Handling Changes in Benefits and Ethical Concerns


American Association for Justice: Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Newsletter, (Spring 2011)

Charlotte, NC Wills, Trusts Attorney

Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Estate Plan Today

Rose G. Proto, Speaker, Social Security Disability: Handling Changes in Benefits and Ethical Concerns

Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Estate Plan Today



The Villager Newspaper, Vol. 9, Issue 41, (October 2014)