Attorney Martin Regan is known as a New Orleans Top Lawyer!
“ I have been lucky in life, I have a great family, loving children and I wake up every morning with the opportunity to help others navigate our very complicated legal system. Thank you to all clients and family members who have placed their trust in me throughout the years. To you, who is considering me as your lawyer, thank you. I am always here, ready to listen and ready to give you a hand.”
Martin Regan has acquired a wealth of experience practicing law in many different courtrooms and jurisdictions. A native Louisianian, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science at the University of Southwest Louisiana in 1973. He earned his law degree at Louisiana State University and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1975.
Mr. Regan began active duty as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Captain in the United States Air Force in November 1975, serving as Area Defense Counsel for military forces in the United Kingdom, which led him to try cases in England, Spain, Germany, and Turkey. He also served as a military Administrative Law Judge, prosecutor, and senior defense counsel. In addition to his respected legal work with the military during this time, he spent his evenings teaching business and criminal law for the City College of Chicago and the University of Hartford at extension campuses in the United Kingdom. Upon honorable separation from service in the U.S. Air Force in 1980, Mr. Regan returned to the United States, opening his criminal defense practice in New Orleans.
Mr. Regan has earned a reputation for being an experienced litigator. His defense victories extend well beyond Louisiana state and federal courts to Mississippi, Texas, Colorado, and California. He is in good standing in the Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal, the United States Court of Military Appeals, the United Claims Court, and the United States Supreme Court.
A skilled negotiator, Mr. Regan has obtained post-conviction relief for clients based on illegal sentences, defective constitutional waivers, and reversals of convictions on appeal. He appealed and won a groundbreaking case in the United States Supreme Court (Foucha v. Louisiana, 504 U.S. 71) in 1992. Soon after in 1994, he represented Curtis Lee Kyles, establishing a defense that eventually led to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Kyles conviction and established a national standard for pre-trial discovery in criminal cases (Kyles v. Whitley, 514 U.S. 419).
Mr. Regan was selected for inclusion into Trademark’s 2013 – 2014 “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals” Honors Edition for his accomplishments in the legal profession. He continues to volunteer his services as an educator and speaker, appearing as a panel speaker discussing trial tactics and post-conviction remedies and teaching at Loyola University School of Law. Year after year, Martin E. Regan Jr. has dedicated tireless efforts on behalf of the accused, producing wins for clients in situations that less determined advocates would have considered hopeless.
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Year after year, Martin Regan the firm’s senior partner, has dedicated tireless efforts on behalf of the accused and produce wins for clients that a less determined advocate would have thought hopeless. Martin Regan’s ability to tackle and win tough criminal cases has resulted in verdicts of acquittal in many highly publicized trials.
On April 29th 2016, Attorney Martin Regan of Regan Law P.L.C. secured another major victory Jefferson Parish with the acquittal of his client, Mr. T.N., who was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Mr. N. was arrested in June 2015, at a West bank seafood store where Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Deputies were conducting surveillance for drug activity.
At trial, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies testified that at the time of Mr. N’s arrest he threw a napkin containing crack cocaine and a lighter he removed from his pocket. Deputies also testified that after arresting Mr. N, and recovering the narcotics, he admitted to selling crack in order to raise money he needed for auto repair work.
Mr. Regan, however, used meticulous examination of security camera footage from the seafood store to show jurors there was no factual basis for the deputies’ claim that Mr. N removed or threw anything from his pockets. In addition, Mr. Regan also used video from the security camera to disprove the claim that one of the deputies walked to the location were the narcotics had been discarded to retrieve the napkin containing the crack.
After nearly three hours of deliberation, jurors found Mr. N not guilty. Had Mr. N been charged and convicted as a habitual offender he would have faced a mandatory life sentence.
Martin E. Regan, JR. Organization Affiliation
Top One Hundred Trial Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Louisiana State Bar Association
Jefferson Parish Bar Association
Trustmark Who´s Who Lawyers
Louisiana Municipal Black Caucus Association