Justice in Aging Welcomes Regan Bailey to Lead Litigation Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – Justice in Aging is pleased to welcome Regan Bailey as its new Litigation Director. Justice in Aging is a national legal advocacy organization that uses the power of law to fight senior poverty. Regan will be working in the organization’s Washington, DC office.

Regan joins Justice in Aging after serving for the past five years at the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division in the Special Litigation Section as a Trial Attorney. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Regan directed legal advocacy for Disability Rights Washington. Previously she served as the Assistant Director for Public Benefits and Economic Stability at Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, a Senior Attorney at University Legal Services, and a Managing Attorney at West Virginia Advocates. She was a Writ Clerk for the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and was also a Staff Attorney for DNA People’s Legal Services for the Navajo Nation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Regan to our team,” says Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of Justice in Aging. “Her broad experience fighting for the civil rights of seniors and people with disabilities at both the systemic and local level puts us in an incredibly strong position to bring high-impact cases to the courts that will win justice for the older adults with the greatest need.”

As the safety net upon which seniors rely comes under attack, Justice in Aging’s fight for the rights of low-income older adults through litigation is more important than ever. The courts will be an even more important tool to ameliorate and prevent poverty among older Americans, and to ensure that the safety net is available to all without discrimination.

“I am honored and thrilled to be at Justice in Aging,” said Regan. “At this moment in history and with this team of dedicated advocates, I believe we can really make a difference for older adults who face economic challenges by fighting for the critical services they need to enjoy a full and meaningful life.”

Regan received a Bachelor of Arts from American University in Washington, DC, and received a JD from District of Columbia School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Washington, DC and West Virginia.

Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, since 1972 we’ve worked for access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. Through targeted advocacy, litigation, and the trainings and resources we provide to local advocates, we ensure access to the social safety net programs that poor seniors depend on, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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Contact: Vanessa Barrington
510-256-1200 direct
vbarrington@justiceinaging.org

About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Program and Communications Associate.