Joe Regalia practices complex trial and appellate litigation. His passion is legal writing. He loves working with lawyers, judges, law students, and others who want to become better legal writers. He regularly speaks and conducts workshops on all sorts of writing topics. He emphasizes the power of cognitive science--both in how we communicate with our legal readers and in how we develop our own skills.

Check out his recent legal writing articles here:

Of Robots and Law School

Technology Shouldn't be a Legal Writer's Trigger Word

What a Doctor of Design Can Teach You About Legal Writing

The Art of Legal Writing: The Sentence

Pulling on the judicial heartstrings: emotion-laden language in legal writing

You shouldn't always write like Hemingway: the ideas behind your sentences.

Who cares about the law? Legal writing with emotion.

Make Sure You're the Lawyer that the Judge can Trust

Writer's Block and Productivity: The Lawyer's Editition

Playing well (as a legal writer) with others

Evidence-based legal practice--is it possible?

Making conciseness work: Content-word editing

Big Idea in Small Packages

Find the right answers, then ask the right questions

Issues issues everywhere, but not a one makes sense

The Immutable Rules

Leveraging Technology as a Legal Writer

Programming your Writing Intuition

Editing Alchemy

Hello Judge! It's me, Lawyer!

A young attorney's most important writing--Emails

Second Time's a Charm: Failing the Bar

Check out my long-form articles below:

  • Bringing Insurance Counsel in From the Cold, New Mexico Law Review (forthcoming 2018)
  • Public Waters; Private Waters: Who Decides? Cleveland Symposium (forthcoming 2018)
  • Interstate Groundwater Law Revisited: Mississippi v. Tennessee, 34 VA. ENVTL. L.J. 152 (2016) (co-authored)
  • Lines in the Sand: Interstate Groundwater Disputes in the Supreme Court, Nat. Resources & Env't, Fall 2016, at 8 (co-authored)
  • The Common Law Right to Information, 18 RICH. J.L. & PUB. INT. 89 (2015)
  • Navigating the Law of Ex Parte Communications with Treating Physicians, 31 J. CONTEMP. HEALTH L. & POL'Y 35 (2015) (co-authored)