Ryan Short

Ryan says people are what make him happy. He values his relationships above all and is a zealous – but level-headed – advocate for his clients. As a child of divorce, he has a greater understanding of what his clients go through, but he also has firsthand experience of the open communication, patience, and understanding that can come out of it all. As he puts it, “A new type of relationship can form from a seemingly broken past.”

Ryan received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he was part of the International Economics Honor Society (Omicron Delta Epsilon) and the Mock Trial Team. He then went on to graduate cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he was part of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and worked on the law journal. He’s a member of the Durham County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division and the Wake County Bar Association.

All impressive academic accomplishments aside, Ryan has a great sense of humor. He loves dancing to jam bands, especially 80s cover bands like The Breakfast Club. But he points out that he doesn’t care for the “tie-dye don’t-like-to-take-showers” kind of jam band.

Ryan also loves salsa – not the dance, but the condiment (as long as it isn’t too-too spicy.) In fact, he’ll eat almost anything with salsa. In between bites of chips and salsa, you might hear him making up his own hybrid language mixing Spanish, Latin, French, German, and North Carolinian, but it’s German he studied for three years in college.

While Ryan loves practicing family law, he harbors fantasies of becoming a Formula 1 race car driver. His clients probably don’t have to worry that will happen any time soon, but shhh… don’t burst Ryan’s bubble.

Ryan Short
Rosen Law Firm

E: P: (919) 256-1537

School Major Degree
Furman University Economics & Political Science BA- Bachelor of Arts
NC Central University School of Law Law JD- Juris Doctor


Award Title Granting Organization
Community Rock Star Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties


<tdclass=”table-tdlast”>2008 – 2012

Position Association Name Duration
Member Wake County Bar Association 2012 – present
Member Durham County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division