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Marquis Who's Who Recognizes John A. Messina, Jr. for Professional Excellence

An expert in real estate law, Mr. Messina is one of California's most trusted legal advisors



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    John A. Messina, Jr.

The Los Angeles Times named him in Southern California's Top-Rated Lawyers on multiple occasions starting in 2012

    MURRIETA, CA, May 17, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- John Messina has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.

Mr. Messina is a founding partner of Messina & Hankin LLP. He was a partner from 2008 to 2012 with Kelly Lytton & Williams LLP and founding partner from 2012 to 2016 with Lytton Williams Messina & Hankin LLP. He represents business entities, government agencies, and individuals in civil litigation dealing in matters regarding corporate and real estate finance, contracts, land use, and business torts. He also represents clients in non-litigation matters, including business organization, real estate leases and purchase contracts. Additionally, he currently holds the position of Associate Judge at the Intertribal Court of Southern California, a position he has held since 2009, and is the Reserve Captain of the Investigative Reserve Unit of the Orange County Sheriff's Department; he has been a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Sheriff's Department since 2001.

Mr. Messina graduated from the Southwestern Law School with a Juris Doctor in 1993. He received a Bachelor of Arts, with honors distinction, in Business Management from the University of Redlands in 1982 and is a graduate of St. Don Bosco Technical Institute where he completed his course of study in Manufacturing Technology. He was admitted to practice in California in 1994 and by the Federal Bar Association in 2013. In addition, he has completed course work for Tribal Court Judges with the National Judicial College in 2015 and is recognized as an Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer.

Mr. Messina is the author of the book "California Commercial Lease Option Purchase Agreements Line by Line: A Detailed Look at California Commercial Lease Option Purchase Agreements and How to Change Them to Meet Your Needs," published in 2009, and has authored numerous articles and research reports including: "Proposed Creation of an Orange County Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Unit," published in 2002, "Obligations and Responsibilities of Officers and Directors of Nonprofit Organizations," published in 2000, and "Tribute to A Friend," published in 1998. And he earlier penned "Some Tax Consequences for Homeowners Seeking Financial Relief, The Real Estate Professional," published in 1996, "Collection of Fines Imposed in Felony Cases by Judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court," published in 1993, "Cost Effective Maintenance within Bracket Field Airport: County vs. Private Sector," published in 1982, and "Business Formation; Addressing the 'What Ifs?'"

Mr. Messina has served as a member of multiple organizations. He has acted as a member of the private sector of the Federal Bar Association since 2013 and has held the title of Master of the Bench of the Southwest Inn at the American Inns of Court since 2013. He has been the president of the Orange County Reserve Peace Officers Association since 2009 and has been a member of the board of directors of Coastal Family Therapy since 2004. He has also acted as a member of the board of directors of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation of Los Angeles County since 1994. In addition, he was the first General Counsel to the National Latino Police Officers Association and held that position from 1994 to 2004.

Mr. Messina has been recognized for his contributions to the legal industry by multiple organizations and publications. The Legal Network named him to the Top Lawyers in California in 2015, Inland Empire Magazine named him as an Inland Empire Top Lawyer since 2013, San Diego Magazine has recognized him as one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego since 2013, and the Los Angeles Times named him in Southern California's Top-Rated Lawyers on multiple occasions starting in 2012. He also holds a Preeminent Peer Review Rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell, he holds an Avvo Top Rating of 10.0, and received the Avvo Clients' Choice Award in 2013.

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