Paul M. Messina, Jr., a fourth generation Tampa, Florida native, graduated from Tampa Catholic High School where he was active in basketball and football. Following high school, Paul attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Real Estate. After Florida State, Paul attended Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, where he earned his Juris Doctorate and his Master of Business Administration.
Paul began his career at a mid-size Tampa law firm before moving on to Greenspoon Marder, P.A., an AMLaw Magazine’s top 200 firm. Prior to Messina Law Group, P.A., Paul spent nearly eight years with Blank Rome, LLP, an international AMLaw Magazine’s top 100 firm, where he represented some of the world’s largest corporations. Over the years, Paul has gained extensive experience in real estate law, probate and estate planning, family law, and civil litigation. Paul has served as lead counsel in hundreds of cases and is experienced in appellate practice and oral argument, trial court litigation, post-trial litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.
Paul and his wife are parents of two young children. In his spare time, Paul enjoys playing basketball, spending time with his family, watching Florida State sports, and coaching his son’s youth league baseball, basketball, and flag football teams. Paul has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono legal assistance to the (Tampa) Bay Area Legal Services.