Thomas M. Regan

Member

San Diego

(619) 685-1757

(619) 234-7831

Thomas M. Regan joined the firm in 1991. He recently served as the managing partner of the San Diego Office and as the western region Subrogation Department chair where he oversaw lawyers handling matters in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. 

Tom’s practice focuses on the recovery/subrogation of property losses involving floods, wildfires, energy/utilities, mining, product liability, construction, and public entities. Tom has successfully litigated cases throughout the United States. Tom is admitted in state and federal courts in California and Utah. He has received AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Tom has authored numerous articles on subrogation and presented seminars to many insurance companies and organizations throughout the United States, including Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) Claims Conference, National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), and the Wildland Fire Litigation Conference.

Tom has worked on a number of pro bono matters for San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program-Guardianship Clinic and Teen Court. Tom also volunteers his time at the Ronald McDonald House and Catholic Charities.

Tom earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego in 1979 and his law degree at the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific in 1983. Tom is a native San Diegan.

News

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Utah - Filing Suit in Name of Carrier Confirmed [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 12, 2018

In July of 2016 Leslie Hulburt and I reported that the Utah Appellate Court recently issued a decision, if read out of context, could be used to suggest that a subrogation case in Utah must be brought in the name of the insured. See Wilson v. Educators Mut. Ins. Ass’n., 2016 UT App 38.  The Wilson...

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Publications

Update on California Fires [Alert]

November 12, 2018

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, David Brisco, Phil Berens, Tom Regan and Peter Lynch provide an update on the Woolsey, Hill, and Camp fires in California.

California Fire Alert

November 09, 2018

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, David Brisco, Mark Roth, and Peter Lynch discuss the Woolsey, Hill, and Camp fires currently burning in California.

Utah - Filing Suit in Name of Carrier Confirmed [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 12, 2018

In July of 2016 Leslie Hulburt and I reported that the Utah Appellate Court recently issued a decision, if read out of context, could be used to suggest that a subrogation case in Utah must be brought in the name of the insured. See Wilson v. Educators Mut. Ins. Ass’n., 2016 UT App 38.  The Wilson...

Utah Supreme Court to Rule on Named Plaintiff in Subrogation [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

July 06, 2016

The Utah Appellate Court recently issued an opinion in a medical subrogation case that contained broad language regarding subrogation law in Utah. See Wilson v. Educators Mut. Ins. Ass’n., 2016 UT App 38. The decision, read out of context, can be used to suggest that a subrogation case in Utah must...

Additional California Rulings on Right to Repair Act Defense [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 13, 2014

In August 2013, we reported that Christmas had come early for the California subrogation community due to a recent decision from the Court of Appeals which found that the “Right to Repair Act” (SB 800) did not apply to cases in which a property owner had suffered actual damages. Prior to the Liberty...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2015 California Learn & Burn

September 10, 2015 - Costa Mesa, CA

NASP: Southern California Chapter Meeting

March 14, 2014 - Fullerton, CA

Industry Sectors

Education

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • Univ. of California–San Diego, B.A., 1979

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2020-2022

  • California
  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association