San Diego law firm
delivering justice
and compensation
since 1980

Fighting for the rights of injured and accused clients

Michael J. Messina is a respected California lawyer advocating for clients in criminal defense and personal injury cases. From my offices located in San Diego, I serve clients throughout all of San Diego County. If you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, or if you are trying to collect damages following a car accident or wrongful death, Michael J. Messina Attorney at Law has the skills to take your case and win.

Over 30 years of experience

Focused knowledge

I have dedicated my practice to criminal and personal injury law, amassing a deep file of case histories in these areas. I draw on more than three decades of experience to develop winning strategies for current clients, and I use my polished negotiation and litigation skills as needed to advance your case.

Commitment to results

At Michael J. Messina Attorney at Law, I am passionate about bringing justice to my clients. I take fewer cases so I can deliver optimal results to those I represent. Clients come to me because of my successful track record in both criminal and personal injury law.


I am aware that my clients come to me during some of the worst times in their lives, and I respond by providing skilled representation along with special care and attention. As a heart transplant survivor, I am in a unique position to empathize with clients who are suffering and afraid because of medical traumas. I build a relationship with you as I build your case. I am grateful to be in a profession where I can genuinely help people and make a difference in the course of their lives.

Areas of Practice

Criminal law

I defend clients accused of serious felonies, drug possession, white collar crime and sexual or violent crimes, and more.

Personal injury

Clients come to me for representation in injuries from auto accidents, third-party claims and wrongful death.

Contact me

Michael J. Messina
Attorney at Law

550 West C Street, Suite 1670
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-269-5666
Fax: 619-487-0508

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