Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Danielle Regis earned her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School where she concentrated her studies in criminal law. She spent several semesters participating in the Criminal Practice Externship where she was immersed in Brooklyn’s Criminal Court. In addition, Ms. Regis has interned for the Honorable Richard Lee Price of the Bronx Supreme Court, the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society, and Brooklyn Defender Services. She was an active member of Brooklyn Law School’s Black Law Student Association where she participated in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition by both competing and coaching other law students. Ms. Regis attended the Honor’s Program at St. John’s University where she majored in Political Science and minored in English.
Before coming to Brooklyn Defender Services, Ms. Regis worked as a case planner at the Flatbush Haitian Center, helping the families of the community in which she lived. She advocated on behalf of her clients and acted as a liaison to several city agencies and courts, including Family and Housing Courts. Ms. Regis also coordinated various workshops and distributed information to the community on topics that included domestic violence, lead poisoning, and parenting skills.
Helping the Haitian community has always been a top priority for Ms. Regis because she comes from a Haitian background and is fluent in Haitian-Creole. After losing loved ones in the horrific earthquake that hit Haiti in January of 2010, Ms. Regis decided that she wanted to start her legal career at a place that shared her desire to help the Haitian community of Brooklyn. Born and raised in Brooklyn, it was only natural that Ms. Regis found her way to Brooklyn Defender Services as a staff attorney. Ms. Regis feels so blessed to have started her career at an organization that she feels so proud to be a part of!