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James Regan

Criminal defense Attorney at Palm City, FL

4.6   48 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Defending your rights by: conducting discovery; making appropriate motions; and, testing the evidence at trial; or, negotiating a fair resolution.

    20 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Did the police pull you over lawfully? Did the police have probable cause to arrest you? Were roadside sobriety exercises administered fairly?

    20 years

  3. Violent crime
    20%
    The most common defense to violent crime allegations is self-defense. Did you stand your ground?

    20 years

  4. Drug Crime
    10%

  5. Family
    10%
    Providing representation in dissolution of marriage (divorce), child custody, contempt and other related matters.

  6. Immigration
    5%
    Navigating your path through the immigration process.

  7. Personal injury
    5%
    Working to get the best settlement possible. If that fails, working with experienced personal injury litigators and taking the case to trial if necessary.

Defending your inalienable rights is my passion!

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Location

James Regan Attorney-at-Law
901 SW Martin Downs Blvd
Suite 208
Palm City, FL, 34990
James Regan Attorney-at-Law
300 S. Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, 33131
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Posted by Victoria | August 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent man who is very gifted In many areas of law
James is our lawyer and honestly he gets everything done the right way the quick way the best way just as long as we pay. And we love to pay him because he has a great lawyer!
Posted by JOSE | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Result
My ex was trying take me to the cleaners during our divorce. Mr. Regan saved me and got a fast resolution that I am very happy with.
Posted by Sonia Peña | March 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer.
I like the way he works. Always very respectful and trying to help all the time. Always answered the call and texts messages. Always kept my he appointments. I am highly recommended James Regan.
Posted by Brandon | January 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing lawyer
I called Mr Regan he answered personally in minutes and within 24hrs he had my case taken care of hes a great man
Posted by Steven | December 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An exceptional Attorney.
I have had the fortunate experience as my attorney with handling my legal affairs. he is very dynamic and exceptionally intuitive as a trial lawyer. He rises to the call, listens and has the advice one needs when it is needed most. His persuasiveness and ability to prepare and deliver the issues in one's case, be it civil or criminal litigation, are second to none. Jim handles all my legal affairs and I always feel secure in having him at my side as my attorney and legal consultant. I highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking successful resolve with their legal matters. Call him. You will not regret it.
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Posted by Luciana | November 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney!
James is a great lawyer. He always listened to me with great attention and was an excellent communicator. He helped me with a real estate issue and a car accident matter. Both matters were resolved favorably for me. I recommend James to anyone who needs a lawyer for civil matters, criminal matters, family law or immigration.
Posted by Sean | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He helped get my life together
I was arrested while out on bond for misdemeanor. I was arrested the second time for possession of multiple CDS. I was hellbent on taking probation to get out of county jail quicker. James went above and beyond in explaining the pros and cons of my potential decision. Ultimately he was 100% right. He secured me a great outcome, even if I thought I knew better than him at the time. James is incredibly intelligent and genuinely cares about his clients and their family. I believed he literally saved my life.
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Posted by Dan | June 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So incredibly helpful
Mr. Regan went and goes out of his way to help everyone! After contacting Mr. Regan, he made me feel secure in an insecure situation. Shortly thereafter my predicament was resolved and I was fully compensated, as described. James Regan was willing to help me for free but I was so overjoyed he needed to be rewarded. I would highly suggest you consider James Regan for any and all legal issues. Thanks again!
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Job well done!
He’s amazing! Definitely recommend his services. He got many charges dropped and I kept all my rights!
Posted by Nikita | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
I am so glad to have came in contact with Mr. Regan. I was in desperate need of an attorney and Mr. Regan took on my case without a hesitation. His commitment to help me get my kids back has been over and beyond his means. Anytime I am I need he answer my calls promptly and is very respectful. I highly recommend and assure you he will get the job done by any means necessary! Everything Mr. Regan advised me to do I did and ended up with the results I wanted. Upon reading the other reviews if they would have listened to Mr. Regan's expertise counsel they would of had a better outcome.
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Posted by Vallarie | January 8, 2019
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James Regan is an excellent attorney
James Regan is an excellent attorney I was charged with robbery and accessory after the fact I got my robbery dropped James talk to the judge and I received what I asked for which was probation I recommend him to whoever needs an attorney
Posted by Kelvin | November 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr James regans is an Awesome Attorney
This is my Second time Hiring Mr Regan He’s affordable and he did everything I asked of him in both my cases I hired Mr Regan a short time before thanksgiving trying to get a failure to appear Case dropped and be in court for a bond so I can see my family it was short notice but he made it happen and I’m able to spend this thanksgiving with my family thank you again Mr Regan this meant the most to me and my family......
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Posted by Ivan | May 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Criminal Attorney On The Treasure Coast And South Florida
There Are Three Words That Describe Mr. Regan Professional. Reliable. Reasonable When my son, who has suffered with mental health disease since early childhood had a problem with anger management almost two years ago, I started to do my research, with hope to find someone in Port Saint Lucie who understood the system and truly cared about there well being and future-not just money Frankly it was a brutal experience since I was totally uneducated on who might be that right person. Thankfully I was blessed to find Mr. James Regan There is not enough space on this page to list why I think he goes above and beyond Thank you Mr Regan for representing my best gift from God My Son
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Posted by Shannon | October 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A great person!
I was actually prosecuted by Mr. Reagan over ten years ago. He is a human being that actually cared back then, I was abe to change my life be ausr he believed in a persons ability to change. I am guessing he is a great attorney now.
Posted by Stuart | February 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He actually went to bat for me
Having to deal with a criminal issue I hired James Regan t represent me. He managed to negotiate with the prosecutor and have my charges reduced from 6 month suspension and a large fine down to a plea in abeyance agreement, a small fine and no suspension so I could still drive to work and keep my job.
Posted by HEATHER BURNETT | February 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stands by his clients
Mr. Reagan took my DUI case on with confidence and no doubts he would beat it and he did.I respect his work ethics and his promptness.No matter how much I bothered him , he always had the answer. I am so thankful for him , he got me out of everything, the whole case was dropped.If you are looking for this kind of attorney is by far the best .Thank you so much for everything you did for me. Heather Burnett
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Posted by Rachel | January 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Keeps his promises
I hired Mr. Regan to help me with my DUI charge and he managed to get it down to a wreckless. I highly recommend him, he met all my expectations. 100% helped me in every way he could.
Posted by Michael | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney that I hace ever worked with...
I hired James Regan to represent my brother in a case where he was facing many years, if not the rest of his life, in jail. Mr. Regan’s intimate knowledge of the law as well as the system led to an outcome where my brother will only be in jail for a period of slightly less than one year, a miraculous outcome given the circumstances. Besides being an excellent attorney, Mr. Regan’sprofessionalism was outstanding. He was accessible during the entire time, answered any and all questions in a very timely manner, and made me feel as though he cared as much about this case as if it was his own brother. I highly recommend James Regan’s services to any one needing an attorney.
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Posted by Greg | May 28, 2015
Best all around
James Regan has represented my personally and for multiple corporations I control. Family law, corporate contract law, employee relations issues, Mr Regan has done it all for me with the upmost professionalism. There is not a situation I can think of that I would not call him first.
Posted by Laura | October 3, 2014
Got my DUI charge dropped to a reckless!!
Jim is amazing, always does exactly as he says he will do. He and Helen return calls informative and prompt. Jim got my criminal charges reduced and it was a great result.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • James Regan Attorney-at-Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Law Offices of Robert E. Stone
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office - 19th Judicial Circuit
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Teacher
  • Broward County Public Schools
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Gary Kollin, P. A.
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Public Defender
  • Broward County Public Defender's Office
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Intern
  • New York State Office Of The Attorney General, Consumer Fraud Bureau (Albany, Ny)
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2002
  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • STATE OF FLORIDA V. DL 562015MM002660
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • STATE OF FLORIDA v. STA 472014CF000457A
  • Plead to reduced charges
  • STATE OF FLORIDA vs. JAM, 562009CF002130A
  • Plead to Manslaughter
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Associations

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Acceptance ABA NACDL 2011 National Defender Training Program
  • NACDL, ABA & DOJ
  • 2011
  • Tuition Award
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 1995
  • National Merit Scholar
  • National Merit Scholarship corporation
  • 1989
  • NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence (Regents Scholarship)
  • New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
  • 1989
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Secondary School Legal Ed. Class
  • Legal Education
  • 2008
  • Law Enforcement Update
  • Law Enforcement Legal Update
  • 2007
  • NSU Law Orientation 2003
  • Ethical Considerations for First Year Law Students
  • 2003
  • NSU Law Orientation
  • Ethical Considerations for First Year Law Students
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (97)
Given (95)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a highly trained, highly experienced criminal law attorney who has worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. JIm has a tremendous amount of jury trial experience. Jim is also a very loyal friend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim successfully has made the transition from effective, aggressive prosecutor to aggessive, effective criminal defense lawyer. He is well liked by his colleagues, the prosecutors, judges and other court personnel. His skill level is extremely high, and he manifests no reluctance to "take it to the mat", i.e., go to trial, when necessary, while still maintaining the good relations with prosecutors that enables him to negotiate favorable pleas when that is the right answer in a case. Jim keeps up on the latest developments in both Florida substantive and procedural law, and provides thoughtful and caring service to his clients. In a community filled with "average" lawyers, and lawyers who call themselves "criminal defense lawyers" Jims ethics and professionalism distinguish him from his colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Regan. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an experienced, and hardworking, criminal defense attorney and I have the utmost respect for him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James takes time to assist the general public in answering questions and offers sage advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jim. He has one huge advantage. As a former prosecutor, "They know that he knows what they know". His client reviews speak volumes as do his contributions. If you are any where near Fort Pierce, do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation here first."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An incredible reputation with peers and clients alike"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally endorse this lawyer for being an outstanding member of his profession and for bringing quality legal work to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is an excellent trial attorney and very knowledgeable as the law and its application to criminal defense"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim's experience as a former prosecutor is a valuable tool for his clients. Jim knows the law and can help the accused in a multitude of ways."
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