Jacqueline Colclough is an experienced nurse attorney, who focuses on medical malpractice and personal injury litigation in the Washington DC Metro area. Practicing law for nearly 30 years, Jackie has obtained top results for those who have suffered an injury due to medical negligence. Her experience as an obstetrical and neonatal nurse has allowed her to have a unique understanding of birth injuries as well as general medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.
Jackie has achieved some of the largest settlements and verdicts to the firm including a $15 million settlement for a child who suffered an in-hospital cardiac arrest, an $8 million settlement for a woman who suffered quadriplegia as a result of a medical error, a $6.5 million settlement for an infant who suffered neurological injuries after birth, $3.75 million for a woman who suffered an undiagnosed and untreated stroke, and a $2.65 million settlement for a car accident. Her settlements and verdicts have been featured in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
Before joining Regan Zambri Long as a partner, Jackie worked as a registered obstetrical and neonatal nurse. As a nurse, she cared for women during pregnancy and labor and with critically ill and high-risk infants. Her medical education, training, and experience allow her to excel at litigating birth injury and medical malpractice cases and represent medical negligence victims with compassion and respect. She has an exceptional understanding of medical records, clients’ injuries, prior injuries and traumas, medical treatment, and pain and suffering.
Jackie was named a Best Lawyer in 2024 for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Jackie was named to the 2024 and 2023 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers guides. Jackie was also named a Washington, DC Super Lawyer for 2023.
Jackie is a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and the American Nurses Association. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maryland Association for Justice, the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She currently sits on the Board of Governors for the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association. She is a frequent lecturer and most recently spoke on preparing for an expert deposition at the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Jackie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Saint Anselm College and her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. She is licensed to practice in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, and New York.
“When times get tough, you find yourself looking for comfort and support. When your child is suffering after a terrible accident, you find yourself feeling alone. As parents, we are willing to go to the end of the earth to make everything better. After months of searching, my family found the help we needed at Regan Zambri Long. The staff works as a team and are truly committed to their clients. Jacqueline Colclough was brilliant! Our case was a difficult one but Jackie remained diligent in her efforts to obtain the best results for our daughter. She is one of the most genuine, compassionate and caring human beings I have ever known. Her expertise, along with her driven spirit, helped us to stay the course. It was a very long journey but we never felt alone. Jackie took the time to explain every step of the way. She, along with her team, fought hard for us. In our case, we couldn’t make everything better but with this incredible team, we were able to provide a little brighter future for our daughter. We will be forever grateful!” / Jackie Y.
I highly recommend Regan Zambri Long law firm to address your legal needs. I worked with them a few years ago, in particular, Jacqueline Colclough, Partner in the firm. She is very professional, an expert in her field, and compassionate to her clients. She not only helped us feel hopeful during a very difficult time, she worked tirelessly to help win our case. She truly made a positive impact on our lives! / Tori C.
“There is a reason why Regan Zambri Long PLLC have been awarded so many accolades such as Best Lawyers of the Year, Super Lawyers (Top 10), Best Lawyers (The World’s Premier Guide), Best Law Firms (U.S. News) and more! Those awards speak for themselves, and now I can speak for them, too. Working with award-winning Mr. Salvatore Zambri and his partner Ms. Jacqueline Colclough and their staff have been a breathtaking, correction, “breath-saving” experience. Evidently, there are people out there just as (or even more so) well-organized, detail-oriented, intelligent and methodical as myself 😉. From the beginning they made sure that they had all their ducks in a row so that when it was time to really start the process they were already steps ahead of the opposition (i.e. opposing counsel). And what I have learned throughout the whole process is – for one – that it is not quite like the television versions. Thus, it helped that “my legal team” was not only extremely knowledgeable and hard-working, but that they were kind, caring, sympathetic (even empathetic), responsive and attentive. For those reasons, alone, I would give Mr. Zambri and Ms. Colclough a 5-Star Review. However, if I could, I would double that review because of the results! And for all these reasons and more, I highly endorse and recommend, Mr. Zambri and Ms. Colclough at Regan Zambri Long PLLC.” / V.S.