Rose H. Stout

Rose H. Stout

Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP

Recognized since 2007

Raleigh, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Family Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Family Law
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Rose Stout, a partner with the firm, is a highly respected attorney, characterized by humility, strength, compassion and a proven ability to effectively advocate for her clients.With over 20 years of experience, Rose represents clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, property division, child support and alimony. She has been a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 1991, with extensive trial experience in family law court. Rose also frequently serves as an effective mediator in family law matters, assisting clients in resolving differences without the costly and difficult process of going to court.Rose has been recognized by her family law peers as an outstanding lawyer in her field of practice. Her accolades include being listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers as well as among the Best Lawyers in America. As a leader in the family law practice group at Smith Debnam, Rose places a high priority on mentoring younger attorneys in the field. She is a model of integrity and sincerity with an intimate knowledge of her area of practice.Clients and professional colleagues alike are impressed by her poise and responsiveness generated from a genuine concern and respect for others. Those who work with Rose are never surprised to receive a hand-written note or a thoughtful gift. This evident character is also modeled through her active participation in the community, and her committed service to her church and family.


  • The Landmark Center, Suite 400
    4601 Six Forks Road
    P.O. Box 176010
    Raleigh, NC 27609


  • Campbell University , J.D., graduated 1985
  • Campbell University, BA, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association


  • NCBA Family Law Section - Member
  • Primerus International Society of Law Firms - Member
  • Wake County Bar Association - Member

Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP
Headquarters: Raleigh, North Carolina

12 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law, Raleigh (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Family Law


  • North Carolina Super Lawers - 2006 thru 2016
  • NCBA Board Certified Family Law Specialist

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