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Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Inducts Joseph L. Messa, Jr. as 55th President

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Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Inducts Joseph L. Messa, Jr. as 55th President

PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 19, 2015

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association – the oldest local trial lawyer organization in America –inducted Messa & Associates, P.C. founder, Joseph L. Messa, Jr., as their 55th President for the 2015-2016 year. Mr. Messa spent the last year serving as President Elect under outgoing President Lawrence R. Cohan.

“I am honored and humbled as I take on the position of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association President,” said Mr. Messa of his upcoming role. “I have been a member of the organization for over twenty years and I recognize the importance of our mission to protect the rights of victims to seek and obtain justice.” During a speech he delivered on the day of his induction, Mr. Messa vowed to, “not only protect the rights of citizens to civil justice, but also to broaden the rights of victims and expand the reach of [the] organization with a focus on youth in membership as well as in legislation.” Mr. Messa went on to say that he hopes to encourage increased membership of young lawyers and recent law school grads during his tenure to grow the organization and further its goals of preserving the civil justice system and combatting the continuing assault on the rights of individual citizens to seek and obtain justice.

The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) is dedicated to the preservation of Civil Justice System and every citizen’s right to jury by trial. In addition to its work for victims of negligence, the PTLA supports continuing legal education for attorneys in Philadelphia by sponsoring a Luncheon Lecture Series and numerous seminars. The organization also honors exemplary law school seniors with trial advocacy awards.

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.

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 2015 and was selected to the Top 100 Pennsylvania and Top 100 Philadelphia lists for 2012, 2013, and 2015. This past year, Mr. Messa was certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and awarded Diplomat status.

For more information, please contact Angela Leone at 215-568-3500 or aleone@messalaw.com.

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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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