Regis W. Stafford, Jr.

Counsel

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, 1997, J.D.
  • Fordham University, 1992, B.A., History, Economics minor, Sesqui Community Service Award Recipient

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

Regis is a member of the firm's Records & E-Discovery Group. His practice is concentrated in the area of general civil litigation, with particular emphasis on product liability and mass tort litigation.

Regis is involved with all aspects of case management, specifically focusing on discovery. He manages associates, e-discovery attorneys and local counsel, and is involved with budgets and cost management of matters. He has extensive experience in the development of best practices for electronic discovery and document retention. He has counseled various Fortune 1000 pharmaceutical, banking and manufacturing clients on document preservation, records management and e-discovery.

Employment History

  • 2005 - Reed Smith
  • 2003 - Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC
  • 2002 - Private Practice Attorney
  • 1999 - Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
  • 1997 - Gabler & Associates, P.C.

Pro Bono and Community Activities

A Reed Smith Pro Bono Honor Roll member for several years, Regis’ pro bono and community activities include service as President of the Board of Directors of The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh Foundation, which serves persons with intellectual disabilities and autism. He has also provided pro bono counsel to low income seniors, including the drafting of wills, powers of attorney and advance directives. Through his work with Reed Smith’s Adoption Legal Services Project, Regis has provided pro bono representation to the Allegheny County Office of Children Youth & Families by handling adoption proceedings. Regis has also provided pro bono services to a number of organizations, including the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association on Mental Retardation and the Manchester Historical Society.