Richard P. Abraham, Esquire, was born in Philadelphia and has been practicing personal injury law in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties for over 45 years. As of January, 2018 he has become “Counsel to the firm” at MESSA & ASSOCIATES, P.C. where his vast expertise in all medical and personal injury matters will be enhanced by their extensive resources and aggressive trial skills. Mr. Abraham will continue to handle cases in Pennsylvania state and federal trial courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Abraham handles medical malpractice cases and other personal injury cases involving serious and permanent injuries. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and is active in its Birth Injury Litigation Group, Nursing Home Litigation Group and Professional Negligence Section. Mr. Abraham has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia magazine and maintains an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for both ethical conduct and quality of lawyering skill.
Mr. Abraham has won many cases, including:
- $7 million arbitration award for injuries from excessive radiation treatment;
- $5.5 million settlement for a 9-year-old girl whose physicians at two leading hospitals failed to diagnose her spinal cord tumor until it caused paralysis;
- $3 million settlement during trial for a young boy who suffered severe vision loss because his doctors failed to recognize that his skull was not growing normally;
- $2.3 million for a claim against government doctors who failed to diagnose a brain aneurysm on an MRI which ruptured, causing the death of a young woman.
By calling upon Richard P. Abraham, Esquire, to handle your family’s most important matters, you will get his personal attention and work. Although he collaborates with nurses and doctors to present your case in its best light, you will always be able to reach him and talk to him. His compassion, tenacity, experience and knowledge will bring you the results you deserve.
Mr. Abraham graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1970, where he was a member of the Temple Law Review and received the J. Howard Reber Memorial Award for excellence in writing. Immediately after graduating from law school, Mr. Abraham clerked for the Honorable Robert J. Tredinnick, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In November 1973, Mr. Abraham founded his own law firm and in April 2009, Mr. Abraham joined the rank of senior attorneys at another Philadelphia personal injury firm. In January 2018, Mr. Abraham joined the of counsel team at Messa & Associates.