Managing Partner

Joseph D. Regan is a native of Lowell and is the senior managing partner of Regan & Spencer, LLP. Prior to the formation of Regan & Spencer, LLP in 2001, Mr. Regan was head of the litigation department at Donahue & Donahue, Attorneys, P.C. where he had practiced since 1976. He concentrates his practice in civil trial law and, after trying over 100 cases, he has earned a reputation as one of the most respected personal injury lawyers in Massachusetts. Attorney Regan is rated AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating) and has a 95% success rate obtaining settlements and jury verdicts in over 400 plaintiffs' cases with recoveries exceeding $25,000,000.00 to date.

Mr. Regan received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry/biology at Tufts University before earning his Juris Doctor from Indiana University. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Massachusetts and Indiana as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Southern Indiana as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He has argued before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Sitting as the Law Court. He also is a past lecturer at Suffolk University Law School.

Mr. Regan is a member of the Greater Lowell Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and American Association for Justice as well as the Massachusetts of Trial Attorneys. He also is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

Throughout his practice, Mr. Regan's cases have played a significant role in shaping product liability law as it exists today and made new law favoring terminated employees. His reported cases are as follows:

Michaud v. Electrolux, Mem. 07-40, Yor-06-279, (Maine Feb. 13, 2007), represented the Defendant; Cosme v. Whitin Machine Works, Inc., 632 N.E.2d 832, 417 Mass. 643 (1994), represented the Defendant; Laramie v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., No. 95-803 (N.H. 1998); Lawrence v. Northrop Corp., 980 F.2d 66 (1st Cir. 1992), represented the Defendant; Goulet v. Whitin Machine Works, Inc., 568 N.E.2d 1158, 30 Mass. App. Ct. 310 (1991), represented the Defendant; Maillet v. ATF-Davidson Co., Inc., 552 N.E.2d 95, 407 Mass. 185 (1990), represented the Defendant; Wilmarth v. Town of Georgetown, 555 N.E.2d 597, 28 Mass. App. Ct. 697 (1990), represented the Defendant; Doherty, et al v. Hellman, et al, 547 N.E.2d 931, 406 Mass. 330 (1989), represented the Plaintiff; Goulet v. Whitin Machine Works, Inc., 506 N.E.2d 95, 399 Mass. 547 (1987), represented the Defendant; Malapanis v. Shirazi, 487 N.E.2d 533, 21 Mass. App. Ct., 378 (1986), represented the Plaintiff; Gram v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 461 N.E.2d 796, 391 Mass. 333 (1984), represented the Defendant; Gram v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., 492 N.E.2d 21, 384 Mass. 659 (1981), represented the Plaintiff; Hoehn v. Hoehn, 418 N.E.2d 648, 11 Mass. App. Ct. 1000 (1981), represented the Defendant.

Mr. Regan is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the biophysics division doing research on laser weaponry. For many years, he was a ranking N.E. tennis player. He played on the Tufts University Tennis Team and U.S. Army National Tennis Team.