Richard P. Abraham

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: 2005 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Richard P. Abraham, of MESSA & ASSOCIATES, PC, is an accomplished attorney with more than four decades of experience representing clients with medical malpractice and other cases involving serious and permanent injuries. Over the years, Mr. Abraham has won numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area, including Delaware, Chester, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery counties.

While attending Temple University Beasley School of Law, Mr. Abraham served on the staff of the law review and graduated with honors for excellence in writing. After graduating, he served as a clerk for a Pennsylvania judge and was later a founding partner of the firm Abraham, Pressman & Tietz, which was later known as Abraham, Bauer & Spalding, PC. He joined MESSA & ASSOCIATES, PC, in 2018.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Abraham has been involved with a number of notable cases. He won a $5.5 million-dollar settlement for a young girl who was permanently paralyzed after doctors at two hospitals failed to diagnose her spinal tumor, and he has effectively handled numerous other multi-million dollar cases involving medical negligence and birth injuries.

In recognition of the quality of his work, Mr. Abraham has received an AV Preeminent* rating from the peer review service Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Abraham is currently admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is active in the American Association for Justice, where he is a member of groups dedicated to birth injury litigation, nursing home litigation and professional negligence.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Professional Liability
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007

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About Richard Abraham

Admitted: 1971, Pennsylvania

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  • AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Temple Law Review, Temple University School of Law, 1970
  • Received the J. Howard Reber Memorial Award for excellence in writing

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court for the Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Professional Negligence Section, Active Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Nursing Home Litigation Group, Active Member
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Birth Injury Litigation Group, Active Member


  • Achieved a $4.5 million dollar settlement plus a $7 million dollar mediation award., 2016
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Office Location for Richard P. Abraham

123 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-568-3500

Fax: 215-568-3501

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Last Updated: 9/28/2018

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