Patrick Reagin

Associate
Patrick Reagin

Overview

Patrick Reagin is an Atlanta litigation attorney who focuses on complex business and commercial disputes as well as an array of product liability matters. Mr. Reagin also has experience representing clients in matters involving maritime, personal injury, casualty and environmental issues.

Mr. Reagin's experience spans all phases of litigation from initial investigations, discovery and depositions of expert and fact witnesses through research, drafting and oral argument of motions in state and federal courts. Mr. Reagin has particular experience mounting successful Daubert challenges to the proffered opinions of opposing expert witnesses.

Mr. Reagin has participated in multiple high-profile complex litigation matters in his career and knows the importance of carefully weighing case-specific litigation strategy against business impacts, public perception and potential docket-wide effects. These include:

  • representing a private developer in contested and politicized bond validation proceedings relating to the public financing component of a proposed $5 billion mixed-use development and leading to the successful validation of the bonds
  • representing a public electric utility in a multibillion-dollar contract dispute regarding financing for the proposed expansion of an active nuclear power facility
  • representing a national tire manufacturer and retailer in a portfolio of product liability claims
  • representing a major oil company in a portfolio of toxic exposure claims arising out of the response to the largest marine oil spill in history
  • representing a European flooring products manufacturer in a maritime contract dispute with a non-vessel operating common carrier/freight forwarder

Mr. Reagin also has experience representing clients in connection with subpoena responses and Georgia Open Records Act issues.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Reagin practiced with a large firm in New Orleans, where he litigated maritime, commercial and environmental cases.

In law school, Mr. Reagin served as a teaching assistant in the Legal Research & Writing program and as research assistant to Professor Johanna Kalb, in which capacity he assisted with the publication of a case book on International Human Rights Advocacy. Upon graduation, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Experience

  • Represented a private developer in contested and politicized bond validation proceedings relating to the public financing component of a proposed $5 billion mixed-use development ultimately leading to the successful validation of the bonds
  • Represented a public electric utility in a multibillion-dollar contract dispute regarding financing for the proposed expansion of an active nuclear power facility
  • Successfully briefed and argued against dismissal of claim by homeowner against insurance carrier in state district court, ultimately securing favorable settlement
  • Successfully recovered on open account claim brought by maritime technology company against marine terminal owner/operator
  • Represented multiple Louisiana homeowners in construction defect claims against home elevation company and insurers relating to state/federal hazard mitigation grant program

  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of plaintiff's claims against design engineering client in an eight-figure personal injury claim arising out of road accident resulting in alleged significant injuries
  • Successfully opposed summary judgment on client's statute of repose defense in alleged tire defect case
  • Represented a national tire manufacturer and retailer in a portfolio of product liability claims

  • Represented Georgia premises owner in alleged asbestos exposure claim brought by former contractor through Daubert and dispositive motion phase, ultimately leading to favorable settlement on behalf of client
  • Successfully opposed remand to state court of asbestos exposure claims against historical premises defendant and employer relying on federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) jurisdiction
  • Obtained dismissal of fraud claims against historical premises defendant in federal asbestos exposure case
  • Successfully excluded testimony of plaintiff's treating physicians regarding diagnosis and causation in federal asbestos exposure case
  • Secured summary judgment dismissal of some of the first toxic exposure claims brought by former response workers against major oil company related to oil spill cleanup off the coast of Louisiana for failure to prove medical causation
  • Represented major oil company and chemical refinery in Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) cost-recovery and related environmental claims

  • Represented a European flooring products manufacturer in a maritime contract dispute with a non-vessel operating common carrier/freight forwarder
  • Represented a foreign products supplier in connection with a response to a third-party subpoena in connection with underlying maritime litigation
  • Assisted team that secured significant trial verdict in maritime allision case involving offshore oil and gas platform
  • Represented vessel interests in Jones Act personal injury claim by seaman
  • Represented offshore services contractor in personal injury claim brought by platform worker

Credentials

Education
  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.S., Music Industry Studies
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Georgia
  • All Superior Courts in Georgia
  • All State Courts in Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Memberships
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers (ACYL) Board Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Piedmont Park Conservancy
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Admiralitas Editorial Committee
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Ambassador, 2017-2018
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee, 2017
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Suit Up for the Future Program, 2015-2018
  • St. Thomas More Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2015-2018
Honors & Awards
  • Faculty Award for Student Graduating with Highest GPA, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2014
  • William L. Crowe Sr. Scholar, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2014
  • Loyola Law Review, Articles Editor, 2013-2014
  • Loyola Law Review, Best Comment Award, Spring 2014
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, Oralist/Brief Writer, 2012-2014
  • Law Excellence Awards: Torts I, Torts II, Contracts II, The Legal Profession, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, International Dispute Resolution, Securities Regulation, Business Organizations II, Trusts and Estates, Civil Law Property I, and Civil Law Property II