Joseph Peter Drennan is a trial and appellate lawyer with over 35 years of experience, who practices, principally, in the following areas: litigation on behalf of the victims of state sponsored terrorism under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act; litigation on behalf of victims of terrorism under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act; defense and prosecution of claims under the Alien Tort Claims Act; defense of claims under the Torture Victims Protection Act; Immigration Law; Civil Rights Law; Constitutional Law; Copyright and Trademark litigation; Criminal Law; Administrative Law; & Bankruptcy Law.

Recent Verdicts

Spencer v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 71 F. Supp. 3d 23 (D.D.C. 2014) ($454 million judgment for compensatory and exemplary damages on behalf of 62 relatives of six Marines and two Navy corpsmen, who were killed or injured in the 1983 terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marines Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon)


In The News

Luscomb, Richard, "Lawsuit could end prosecution of war criminals living in US", The Guardian, 15 September 2015

Stein, Jeff. "Iran Loses Big Again in Beirut Bombing Case," Newsweek, 15 October 2014

Paraszcuk, Joanna,"Victims' Attorney: 'We Will Bring Iran to Account'", Jerusalem Post, 9 August 2012

The Hollywood Reporter, "Palestinian Portrayed as 'Terrorist' Settles 'Bruno' Suit Against Sacha Baron Cohen, David Letterman," 19 July 2012

"Sacha Baron Cohen settles slander suit over grocer portrayed as terrorist in film," Telegraph (London), 20 July 2012

Mosk, Matthew, "Federal Judge Awards Beirut Bombing Victims $1.3 Billion," ABC News, 3 April 2010

Brulliard, Karin, "Kaine Intervenes in Deportation Case," Washington Post, 15 August 2008

Brulliard, Karin, "Old Crimes Return to Haunt Legal Immigrants," Washington Post, 2 August 2008 

Matthews, Mark, and Denniston, Lyle, "Author doesn't want articles on Saudis reprinted," Tha Baltimore Sun, 30 November 1993

"Daily Fines Against Saudi Prince Increased to $25,000," Associated Press, 13 December 1991

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