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; litigation on behalf of plaintiffs under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act; defense 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

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

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