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Stephanie R. Messina

Senior Attorney

Stephanie R. Messina

Stephanie Messina is an accident and personal injury litigator who advocates for her clients and works to drive fair and successful resolutions. She has experience representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants concerning injuries from car accidents, catastrophic injuries, slip and falls, dog bites, and other personal injury matters.  She is also experienced in providing coverage expertise to insurers.  She is admitted to the bars of New York State and the U.S. District Courts for the Western District and Northern District of New York.

A cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, Stephanie was formerly the Managing Editor for Research and Writing for the Albany Government Law Review.  She is a member of the Erie County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.

Stephanie also volunteers as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Sensational Fun, Inc., a non-profit organization providing a play and therapy space for children with special needs. 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Trial Lawyers Association of Western New York
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Women’s Bar Association of New York, Western New York Division
NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

Stephanie has lectured for the Erie County Bar Association

Stephanie R. Messina

Practice Areas

Insurance Coverage Counsel
Automobile Liability
No Fault/SUM Arbitration
Catastrophic Injury/Exposure Losses
General Liability Defense
Insurance Coverage & Extracontractual Liability
Trucking & Commercial Transportation Negligence
Premises Liability
Retail & Hospitality Liability
Education & Special Education Law
Child Victims Act & Sexual Misconduct

Litigation Percentage

Litigation percentage – 100%

Bar Admissions

New York State: 2013

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York 2019

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2022


Juris Doctor, cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, 2012

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude graduate of SUNY University at Buffalo, 2009

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