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Patrick M. Regan

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Main: 202.463.3030 Ext: 122
Direct: 202.822.1880
Fax: 202.463.0667

1919 M Street, NW, Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20036

Recognized as one of the "Top Ten Power Lawyers" in Washington and among the "Best Lawyers in America."

Best Lawyers (2005-2011) and National Law Journal (2001)

"Mr. Regan is a personal-injury lawyer who could be a poster boy for legal ethics and integrity."

Washingtonian Magazine (2007)

Patrick M. Regan is President and Senior Partner of Regan Zambri Long, PLLC and limits his practice to representing seriously-injured clients in medical malpractice, product liability and other serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. Mr. Regan is board-certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, and regularly handles cases throughout the United States.

Mr. Regan has been inducted into as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the top one percent of trial attorneys in the country. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a worldwide organization limited to five hundred attorneys by invitation only.

A premier trial lawyer, Mr. Regan has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best lawyers in America. Year after year, national legal publications and journals continue to select Mr. Regan as a top attorney in Washington, noting Mr. Regan's significant verdicts and settlements. Mr. Regan has had more than 85 cases that have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $1 Million. In 2007, Washingtonian Magazine again selected Mr. Regan as one of the top attorneys in the Metropolitan area, stating:

Regan is one personal-injury lawyer who could be a poster boy for legal ethics and integrity in a field often ridiculed as being populated by ambulance chasers. He has negotiated favorable settlements for clients ranging from an Arnold & Porter partner injured by a defective wheelchair to a 23-year-old beaten outside a bar (for whom Mr. Regan secured $4.5 million in compensation). Most recently. Regan represented the family of slain New York Times reporter David Rosenbaum in its $20-million suit against the District of Columbia for inadequately transporting and treating Rosenbaum after he was attacked on the street - a suit the family agreed to drop if the District corrected deficiencies in its emergency-response procedures.

Mr. Regan has been featured on numerous national and local television and radio programs, including The NBC Today Show, WJLA, WRC, FOX News, CBS News, WUSA, WTTG and many cable television programs dealing with legal issues such as medical malpractice, cerebral palsy, defective household products, trucking accidents and related legal issues. Articles concerning Mr. Regan's cases have appeared in many publications including The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, The National Law Journal, The Washington Times, The Legal Times, Trial Magazine, The Daily Washington Law Reporter, The ABA Journal, and The Journal Newspapers.

Mr. Regan has litigated cases resulting in precedent-setting appellate decisions in medical malpractice, cerebral palsy, wrongful death, police misconduct/high-speed pursuit, trucking collisions, premises liability, and products liability. Mr. Regan and his partners recently obtained significant appellate decisions which: (1) established the new tort of spoliation for destruction of evidence in the District of Columbia; and (2) established dram shop liability for restaurants serving alcohol to minors.

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JD, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1980
Law Review; Moot Court

BA, Hamilton College, 1977

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Virginia, 1980
District of Columbia, 1980
Maryland, 1985

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association for Justice
Member Since: 1980
Member Board of Governors, 1994 - Present Leaders Forum, 2000 - Present

American College of Trial Lawyers
Member Since: 2006

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member Since: 2008

District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1980
President (1992 - 1993); President Elect (1990 - 1991); Vice-President (1989 - 1990); Chairman Membership Committee (1988 - 1991); Board of Governors (1984 - Present)

DC Bar Association
Member Since: 1980
Chairman Tort Law Section (1988 - 1989)

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1980
Sustaining Member

American Bar Association
Member Since: 1980

Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1985

American Board of Trial Advocates
Member Since: 1997
President, DC Chapter, 2003-Present

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Member Since: 1985

Roscoe Pound Foundation
Member Since: 1989

Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court
Master of the Bench (1988-2004)

Experience and Recognitions

  • More than 34 years of Civil Trial Experience in all Washington Metropolitan area courts.
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1995 - recognized as an attorney with special knowledge, skill, experience and proficiency.
  • Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Repeatedly selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers - widely regarded as the definitive guide to the leading lawyers in the country
  • Honored by Washingtonian Magazine as among the Top 1% of more than 90,000 attorneys in the Washington metropolitan area (2001-Present).
  • Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers (2006).
  • A "Top Litigator" in Washington (Legal Times, 2009-Present).
  • Top Ten Power Lawyer in Washington (National Law Journal, 2001).
  • Recipient of the "Trial Lawyer of the Year" award from the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC.

Presentations, Publications and Courses Taught

Mr. Regan has written and lectured extensively in the field of personal injury law. Mr. Regan is one of the authors of the six-volume publication, ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases, published by Thomson-West. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law, Catholic University School of Law (1985-1986, and 1992-1999), has taught many Continuing Legal Education courses for the District of Columbia Bar, and has served as a speaker for numerous national seminars presented by the National College of Advocacy, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Bar Association, the Maryland Institute for Continuing Education of Lawyers, and the National Business Institute.


  • "Scheduling and Pretrial Conference and Orders", ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases - 6 Volumes, Thomson West, 2003.
  • "Spoiling for Another Fight: Spoliation of Evidence as a Separate Tort", Legal Times, February 10, 1997.

Courses Taught

  • High Speed Police Pursuits: The Pursuit of Justice
    10/14/04, National Crime Victim Bar Assn
  • Medical Negligence: The Missed Diagnosis, Surgery, & Trial Techniques
    06/04/04 - 06/05/04, Assn of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Litigating Nursing Home Cases
    03/19/04, Assn of Trial Lawyers of America
  • An Insider's Guide to the Handling of Medical Malpractice Cases
    03/11/04, MICPEL
  • Trial Advocacy A to Z
    11/01/02, Trial Lawyer Assns DC MD & VA
  • The Far & Near of Damages
    04/12/02, DC Bar
  • How to Try an Effective Civil Case:Getting the Basics Right
    08/30/01, DC Bar
  • Medical Malpractice in Washington, DC
    06/22/01, National Business Institute
  • The Medical Malpractice and Managed Care Law of Maryland
    05/31/01, MICPEL
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law
    05/24/01, National Business Institute
  • Do-It-Yourself Demonstrative Evidence
    03/23/01, DC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Roundtable on Wrongful Death
    09/08/00, VA Trial Lawyers Association
  • Medical Malpractice Law: The Real Deal!
    03/31/00, DC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Torts and Trials: What Every Practitioner Must Know
    10/29/99, DC Trial Lawyers Association

Community Activities

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Regan has served on the boards of numerous other organizations, including the Board of Trustees, Metropolitan Day School (1995-2001); Board of Trustees, The Holton-Arms School (2002-2012); Board of Directors, Columbia National Bank (1985-1990).

Mr. Regan served as a member of the Board of Regents of the Catholic University of America (1990-1998), and as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Catholic University of America School of Law (1996-2013).

In addition to his service to the law and to his clients, Mr. Regan devotes considerable time and resources to many civic and charitable organizations. For many years, he has coached his children's soccer and baseball teams.

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