Joseph L. Messa, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Messa & Associates, PC
 | 123 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-568-3500
Fax: 215-568-3501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph L. Messa, Jr., is the founder of Messa & Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Messa serves clients in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey who have been the victims of personal injury or medical malpractice. He has extensive experience with complex personal injury matters involving construction accidents, drug, products liability, fire accidents, medical device accidents, products liability, workplace accidents and more.

Mr. Messa has recovered substantial sums in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. His achievements have resulted in recognition, including membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the rating of AV Preeminent* by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized by groups, including the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and the National Trial Lawyers.

After graduating from Tulane University, Mr. Messa earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, graduating cum laude. Licensed to practice law since 1988, he is admitted to appear before federal courts in Colorado, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th Circuits, the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Messa has served as a pro tem judge for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers. His certifications include a medical malpractice attorney certification from the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)

Professional Liability (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

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About Joseph Messa, Jr.

Admitted: 1988, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.messalaw.com/team/josephmessa/

Honors/Awards:

  • New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers as a Top Lawyer, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania and Top 100 Philadelphia lists for 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, 2009 - 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Awesome Attorneys
  • AV Rated Lawyers
  • The Verdict Club
  • Million/Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Medical Malpractice Attorney, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, President
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Pro Tem Judge
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • American Association of Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First circuit
  • US District Court – District of Colorado
  • US District Court – District of New Jersey
  • US District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Industry Groups

  • AAJ
  • NJAJ
  • PAJ
  • PTLA
Office Location for Joseph L. Messa, Jr.

123 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-568-3500

Fax: 215-568-3501

 

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Last Updated: 10/30/2018

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