Tom Regnier – Of Counsel
Tom Regnier, Of Counsel, is an appellate attorney with extensive experience in civil and criminal appeals. Tom provides litigation support and appellate counsel for the Rapacke Law Group.
Tom has won appeals in the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit, and all five of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law and his LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where he was designated a Harlan F. Stone Scholar in recognition of his “superior scholarship.” He has served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Melvia Green in Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal and for the Honorable Harry Leinenweber in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School. His law review articles have appeared in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, Santa Clara Law Review, UMKC Law Review, and the Akron Law Review, among others.
Tom is licensed to practice law in all Florida state courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit, the U.S. District Courts of the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He runs his own law practice, Tom Regnier Appeals, P.A.
Tom has a special interest in theater and has acted with the Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida, which has performed for underserved communities in South Florida. He is currently president of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship. He has taught a course on “Shakespeare and the Law” at University of Miami School of Law and has spoken on Shakespeare’s legal knowledge at conferences around the United States. In 2016, his talk on “Hamlet and the Law of Homicide” was chosen as one of the inaugural speeches in the Dade County Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series. Tom enjoys sharing his knowledge with young lawyers by judging law school moot court competitions.
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