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Rosemarie Annunziata

Hon. Rosemarie Annunziata (Ret.)

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Hon. Rosemarie Annunziata (Ret.) brings to JAMS over 35 years of distinguished service from the trial and appellate bench as well as the private practice of law as a civil law litigator. Her experience encompasses virtually every substantive area of the law as well as the settlement dynamics that necessarily come into play prior to trial. The Judge's family law clients value her patience and expertise in custody and parenting time matters, in particular.

Her recent ADR experience in family law includes:

Representative Matters

  • Disputes involving divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, spousal and child support appellate decision-making
  • Mediated numerous disputes involving equitable distribution, debt division in divorce,  custody and visitation, child and spousal, support, relocation
  • Selected numerous times to serve on fact-finding review panel for local government agency involving employment issues
  • Authored noteworthy appellate decisions regarding state agency, workers compensation, divorce, spousal, child support, and equitable distribution issues
  • Selected as a neutral evaluator on appellate matters
  • Chair Civil Service Commission Counsel, Fairfax County, 2005 to Present
  • Member, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Publications Board, 2008- 2010
  • Vice Chair, Virginia State Bar/Virginia Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1994-2000; Member, 2004-2014
  • Member, International Association of Women Judges, Board of Managerial Trustees, 2002 to Present
  • Author and lecturer on a wide variety of topics, including best practices in mediation and e-discovery in arbitration
    • Member of panel on Best Practices in Mediation at the Virginia Mediation Network 2014 annual conference
    • Member of panel on Mediator Best Practices: What the Marketplace Wants, Virginia ADR Joint Committee Northern Virginia Regional Meeting, 2009
    • Member of panel on Gender Differences in Mediation, ABA/ADR Annual Conference, 2008
  • Member, Fairfax County Planning Commission, 1981-89
  • Hearing officer, Virginia Department of Education, 1979 to 1982
  • Mediator and Arbitrator, 2005 to Present
  • Senior Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1995-2004, 2006-2015
  • Judge, Fairfax County Circuit Court, VA, 1989-1995
  • Medical Malpractice Review Panel, 1989-1995
  • Of Counsel in Land Use and Development, Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, Washington, D.C., 1986-1989
  • Partner, Cremins, Snead & Annunziata, Fairfax, VA, 1984-1986
  • Attorney, Hall, Surovell, Jackson and Colten, Fairfax, VA, 1981-1984
  • Fairfax County Planning Commission, 1981-1986
  • Hearing Officer for Special Education Appeals, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1979-1986
  • J.D., The American University, Washington School of Law, 1978
  • M.A., Yale University, 1967
  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Elmira College, Elmira, NY, 1962; Sorbonne, Paris, France, 1960-1961

Counsel Comments

    • “Judge Annunziata is one of our most talented and intellectual jurists; ...her integrity and application of the law in an objective and evenhanded fashion is beyond reproach.”

      - Virginia Attorney
    • “This judge is superb in her abilities, handling of cases, treatment of people [and] commitment to the law...”

      - Virginia Litigation Attorney
    • “[A] compassionate, professional and skillful individual.” “... [W]ell prepared and works hard...” “[O]ne of my favorite judges for complex cases.”

      - Virginia Litigation Attorney
    • “Her integrity and application of the law in an objective and evenhanded fashion [in this arbitration] is beyond reproach.”

      - Virginia Litigation Attorney

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