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Messa & Associates, P.C.

Client-Focused Attorneys with Proven End Results

When you need an attorney to represent you or a loved one dealing with a catastrophic injury, choose one who puts clients first. Messa & Associates’ attorneys have obtained significant verdicts and settlements for their clients in cases including medical malpractice, products liability, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, birth injury, fires and construction accidents.


The firm never forgets the people behind each case. Clients receive compassion, sound advice and strong guidance from the first consultation until their case is resolved.


Led by founding partner Joseph L. Messa, Jr., the attorneys give clients the respect and attention they deserve. Selected to Super Lawyers®, Messa is an AV-rated lawyer listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and an American Bar Foundation fellow. He serves as a Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association officer, and has successfully obtained dozens of multimillion-dollar medical malpractice and products liability recoveries. In addition to Messa, the firm proudly recognizes Richard J. Heleniak, Irene M. McLafferty and Lee D. Rosenfeld for their Super Lawyers recognitions, and Thomas N. Sweeney for his Rising Stars recognition.


Past verdicts and settlements include $16.5 million, $12 million and $10 million medical malpractice verdicts; $6.9 million and $5 million awards in motor vehicle cases; and $3.7 million for a fire case. Recently, the firm received a unanimous jury verdict for $2.1 million in a birth injury case resulting in the death of a 17-month-old, a $2.9 million settlement for a 3-year-old girl who was burned by a potpourri pot and a $35 million total recovery for a products liability case.

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