Joseph Messa

457 Haddonfield Rd.
Suite 500
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

Joseph Messa


Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is Of Counsel to Malamut & Associates. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Messa handles cases involving medical malpractice, products liability, transportation accidents, workplace injuries, fire, medical device, drug products liability, and other fields of complex personal injury litigation. He has received seven and eight-figure verdicts/settlements in medical malpractice, products liability, fire, and construction/work injury matters. Mr. Messa also serves the legal community by presenting lectures on medical malpractice, products liability, managed care liability, drugs and medical devices, and transportation accidents.

Mr. Messa was born and raised in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. He grew up in a union household, where over the years his father was a member of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), Railroad Trains Workers Union, and AFSCME, while employed for 30 years by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Mr. Messa attended Chestnut Hill Academy and worked his way through college and law school with a house painting business he founded. He began his legal education as an honors graduate of Tulane University in 1984, and went on to graduate cum laude from Temple University School of Law in 1988, where he was honored with the Horace Stern Award for Excellence in Products Liability and the American Jurisprudence Award for Products Liability.

Mr. Messa is an active member of the American Association for Justice; American Bar Association; a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; Pennsylvania Association for Justice – Board of Governors; Philadelphia Bar Association; New Jersey Association for Justice; Camden and Burlington County, NJ Bar Associations; and the Justinian Society. He is also an elected Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). In addition, Mr. Messa has served on the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association since 2006, as secretary from 2009-2011, as Vice President 2013-2014, and was sworn in as Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association’s 55th President on June 17th, 2015.

Mr. Messa is a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and was board certified by the organization as a medical malpractice attorney. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invited member of the Verdict Club, Premier Trial Lawyers, and named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. He has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in from 2009 through 2016 – an honor awarded to only the top five percent of attorneys in the state. He was also selected to the Top 100 Pennsylvania and Top 100 Philadelphia lists for 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. He was selected by New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers as a Top Lawyer in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Finally, Joseph Messa was voted as an ‘Awesome Attorney’ in Pennsylvania by Suburban Life Magazine and a Top Rated Lawyer in PA from 2010-2015.

No aspect of these awards has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. A description of the standard or methodology used by these organizations can be found on the organization's website.


We offer free consultations in person at our Cherry Hill, NJ office, or we can come to you. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorney fees at all unless we secure recovery compensation on your behalf. If we are not the appropriate firm to help you, we will offer counsel as to your best options. A representative of the firm can be reached at (856)424-1808, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We look forward to meeting you.