Partner Profile: Emily Lagan


The Foundation partners with countless individuals who work to make our city's civil legal aid system more accessible to all DC residents. Meet Emily Lagan, Associate at Regan Zambri Long PLLC, a Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council member and co-chair of this year's Avenues to Justice planning committee.

Years on the Job

Four

Where did you grow up?

Albany, NY

What brought you to DC? My current job

What was your first job in DC, and what did you learn?

My first job in DC was working for my current firm as a summer law clerk. I had the opportunity to work on some great legal writing projects and met fantastic clients along the way. The experience convinced me that I wanted to be a trial lawyer and specialize in personal injury/medical malpractice. I also learned that DC summers are no joke!

Daily Habit

I have at least one cup of green tea every morning.

What was the last restaurant you ate at?

Qui Qui, a Puerto Rican restaurant in Shaw. It's a must-try!

What is your go-to karaoke song?

American Pie by Don McLean

Guilty Pleasure

I am a shameless and devoted fan of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and New Jersey.

One item from your bucket list:

Touring all of the vineyards/wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail. So far, I have ten down and about 30 to go!

Most rewarding element of your work:

Our clients come to us after suffering devastating injuries. Helping them find justice is an honor and incredibly rewarding.

What is the best concert you have ever been to?

Lady Gaga

Legal aid is important to me because…

Legal aid is important to me because the legal system is not easily navigable, and everyone deserves access to justice.

Your dream for our legal system is…

That everyone will have the ability to easily find quality, affordable legal services.

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