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Messa & Associates Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars and Top 100 Lists, Firm Features Client Stories on “WhyMessa.com”

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Messa & Associates Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars and Top 100 Lists Firm, Features Client Stories on “WhyMessa.com”

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 3, 2014):Philadelphia personal injury attorneys Messa & Associates, P.C. proudly announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and one was selected as a Top 100 in Philadelphia and Top 100 in Pennsylvania. Another Messa & Associates attorney was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star for 2014. Less than 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The firm has also launched a new website – www.whymessa.com – in concert with the selections.

“The attorneys at Messa & Associates strive to ensure our focus remains on the needs of our clients,” said Joe Messa today. “I am pleased to work with an esteemed team that has consistently been recognized by their peers for the outstanding work they do every day to serve our clients.”

In addition to the announcement of the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selections, the firm has added client testimonials to www.whymessa.com, a website focusing on former clients describing why they chose to work with Messa and how the firm obtained justice for them. Among the clients highlighted is Regina Yankanich, a 44-year-old woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury after slipping on icy stairs at her apartment complex. Regina is featured in the firm’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers ad.

Founding partner, Joseph L. Messa, Jr. appears on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for the sixth consecutive year recognized in his primary areas of practice: medical malpractice and products liability. Mr. Messa is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has successfully litigated multiple serious injury cases to seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements, in medical malpractice, products liability, fire, and construction/work injury matters.

In addition to Mr. Messa, Richard J. Heleniak, Irene M. McLafferty, Eric H. Weitz, Lee D. Rosenfeld, Thomas N. Sweeny, and A. Christine Giordano were also recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2014.

Mr. Heleniak concentrates his practice in complex personal injury cases, including medical malpractice and products liability cases. He has had seven prior appearances on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and was also selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list earlier this year.

Ms. McLafferty is recognized on the Super Lawyers list for the fourth consecutive year, after previously being named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in 2005. She has more than 20 years of trial experience in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability and premises liability.

Mr. Weitz has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyer list for seven consecutive years, including Top 100 Pennsylvania and Top 100 Philadelphia for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He concentrates his practice in complex personal injury matters, including medical malpractice cases resulting in traumatic brain injury and other catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Rosenfeld’s primary practice area is serious personal injury litigation, including automobile/trucking accidents, workplace accidents, and premises liability. He was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in 2012 and 2013.

In her second selection to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, Ms. Giordano is recognized in the area of medical malpractice. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and handles complex medical malpractice cases.

Thomas N. Sweeney has been named to the Super Lawyers list for the first time this year, having been named to the Rising Stars list every year since 2006. He concentrates his practice on complex personal injury matters including premises liability, medical malpractice, and products liability cases.

Noelle L. Palazzo is a first time honoree, named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list. Ms. Palazzo focuses her practice on catastrophic injury litigation, specifically, medical malpractice.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

For additional information regarding the Messa & Associates, P.C. attorneys selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2013 lists, please contact Angela Leone at 1-877-MessaLaw or aleone@messalaw.com.

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 is also proud to serve clients throughout the state of New Jersey, and also litigate cases nationwide.


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