Brett J. Engelkraut concentrates his practice on complex personal injury matters, representing victims of catastrophic motor vehicle, motorcycle, or trucking accidents, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical products liability, and other areas of catastrophic injury litigation.
Mr. Engelkraut earned his law degree from Villanova University in 2002, during which time he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Arnold L. New of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton in 1998, where he majored in History with a minor in Political Science.
Mr. Engelkraut brings a unique and valuable perspective to the law practice at Messa and Associates, having spent a large portion of his career (over 15 years) defending medical malpractice cases. This experience on the other side of the courtroom offers significant insight into the preparation of a defense and the ability to stay one step ahead through every phase of litigation.
When not practicing law, Mr. Engelkraut enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters in Wayne, PA, where he resides.
Mr. Engelkraut is admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Supreme Court of New Jersey, US District Court for the Eastern District of PA, and the US District Court for the district of New Jersey. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Engelkraut serves as an arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He also spends time giving back to the community volunteering as a judge for the New Jersey State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition, coaching in the John S. Bradway Philadelphia High School Trial competition, and judging the Villanova University School of Law Moot Court competition.