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Joseph L. Messa, Jr. Named President Elect of Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

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Joseph L. Messa, Jr. Named President Elect of Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 6, 2014

The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association – the oldest trial lawyer organization in Pennsylvania – has named Messa & Associates, P.C. founder, Joseph L. Messa, Jr., as President Elect for the 2014-2015 year. Mr. Messa spent the last year serving as Vice President under Nancy J. Winkler, and will spend his year as President Elect under President Lawrence R. Cohan.

“I am very excited to take on the position of Trial Lawyers Association President,” said Mr. Messa of his upcoming role. “I have long been of service to the organization and admire all that it does to preserve the American Legal System and to support continuing legal education for attorneys in Philadelphia. I plan on using this year as President Elect to prepare for my tenure; brainstorming and developing new and innovative ways to better serve Philadelphia plaintiffs with skilled and effective representation.”

Mr. Messa has successfully litigated multiple serious injury cases to seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice, products liability, fire and burn injury, brain injury, and construction/work injury matters, including a $35 million settlement for a 27 year old man who was rendered a quadriplegic after both the brakes and seatbelt of his tractor trailer failed him.

The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) is dedicated to the preservation of the American legal system and boasts over 50 years of legal education. Each year, PTLA sponsors a Luncheon Lecture Series and numerous seminars. The organization also honors exemplary law school seniors with trial advocacy awards.

Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is an AV-rated attorney, listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Messa is also an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2009 to 2014 and was selected to the Top 100 Pennsylvania and Top 100 Philadelphia lists for 2012 and 2013.

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About Messa & Associates, P.C.
Messa & Associates, P.C. represents individuals and their families in complex personal injury matters, including catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, fires and explosions. Our attorneys serve Pennsylvania clients throughout the state, including in Philadelphia and other surrounding communities in Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Bucks County. Messa & Associates are also proud to serve New Jersey clients throughout that state, and also litigate selected cases throughout the country.

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