Nikita k. desai
attorney at law
Nikita Desai focuses her law practice on representing victims of catastrophic personal injuries, including injuries caused by medical malpractice, defective products, motor vehicle collisions, and construction accidents.
About ms. desai
Throughout her career, Ms. Desai has provided legal counsel and support in a variety of settings, giving her a very well-rounded view of the area's legal landscape. She has gained invaluable experience through internships with the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, clerkships and legal assisting for multiple attorneys, associate positions with some of the area's largest law firms, and a stretch as in-house counsel for a medical office in the Greater Philadelphia area. This wealth of experience makes attorney Desai an excellent advocate for Messa & Associates' injured clients.
In addition to her legal skills, Ms. Desai is multi-lingual, speaking fluent English, Spanish, and Gujarati.
Ms. Desai earned her law degree from the Widener School of Law in 2014. She earned dual undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Criminal Justice from Penn State University in 2008. She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
During her time with a high-profile Social Security/Disability firm in Philadelphia, Attorney Desai secured significant recoveries for hundreds of disabled clients. Additionally, her work at the Philadelphia District Attorney's office helped serve justice to countless victims of violence and crime.
Secured multiple significant recoveries for injured and/or disabled clients seeking Social Security / Disability assistance.
Successfully co-chaired several cases on behalf of educators, providing legal support for student placement and IEPs.
Regularly negotiates with insurance companies to secure fair reimbursements as in-house counsel for a pulmonary care office in Pennsylvania.
Consistently advocates for patients against large medical insurance companies, medical device manufacturers and distributors, and other third party providers.